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Killen in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Daniel White

Settled Here in 1818

 
 
Daniel White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 1, 2009
1. Daniel White Marker
Inscription. Daniel White, native of North Carolina, purchased land here in 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. His home and stagecoach stop, "Wayside Inn" was a large two~ story log house located on the North side of the highway from this site. In 1834 he set aside the original two acres in this burial ground for a church and cemetery. Daniel White and his wife, Margaret, are believed to be buried here. Also buried here is a son, Sherwood White, who operated a grist mill on Second Creek a few miles west of Rogersville.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 51.28′ N, 87° 24.652′ W. Marker is in Killen, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on U.S. 72. Click for map. Marker is located in front of Blue Water Polo Club next to Double Head Marker. Next to Barkley Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6048 U.S. 72, Killen AL 35645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elgin/Elgin Crossroads (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jesse James Gang Canal Payroll Robbery/Trial of Frank James
Blue Water Creek Cemetery/Blue Water Creek Polo Club image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 1, 2009
2. Blue Water Creek Cemetery/Blue Water Creek Polo Club
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mitchell Town Community (approx. 1.7 miles away); Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake (approx. 2.3 miles away); Center (Centre) Star (approx. 2.5 miles away); Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 2.7 miles away); The TVA System of Multi-purpose Dams (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Doublehead makes home at Shoals. Daniel White Wayside Inn was near the Blue Water Creek Bridge on U.S. 72 E. Is believed to be the earlier home of Doublehead. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
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Old Photo of Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
3. Old Photo of Wayside Inn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 2,020 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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