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Blountsville in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blountsville

 
 
Blountsville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, November 7, 2009
1. Blountsville Marker
Inscription.
1820-1889 seat of Blount County a county older than the State.
Named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent Andrew Jackson to aid Alabama settlers in Creek Indian War, 1812-1814.

Indian Chief Bear Meat lived here at crossing of old Indian trading paths.

1816 - Tennesseans began trading post here and called village Bear Meat Cabin.

1820 - named changed to Blountsville and made county seat.

1889 - County seat moved to Oneonta.
 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 4.89′ N, 86° 35.46′ W. Marker is in Blountsville, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 231) and Lee Street West, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located in a small park at the corner of Main Street and Lee Street West. Marker is in this post office area: Blountsville AL 35031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blountsville Court Square Timeline (a few steps from this marker); Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Raid (approx. 1.5 miles away); Exploit of Murphree Sisters (approx. 5.7 miles away); Battle Royal (approx. 5.7 miles away); Homesite and Grave of George Powell (approx. 8.6 miles away); Town of Susan Moore (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bailey School (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blountsville.
 
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Blountsville Marker In Small Park Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, November 7, 2009
2. Blountsville Marker In Small Park
Downtown Blountsville, Alabama Photo, Click for full size
By Tim Carr, November 7, 2009
3. Downtown Blountsville, Alabama
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,678 times since then. Last updated on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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