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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville

 
 
Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville Marker
Inscription. The oldest remaining colonial settlement in East Alabama from Florida to the Tennessee line and older than the county of Henry and the state of Alabama. An active trading post was located here in the Alabama Territory on “The Hill” early in 1819. The first settler gateway to the wiregrass was at Franklin located 14 miles east.

Pre-historical man: Creek Indian Nation, West 1519-1814; Spanish Florida 1540-1702; French Louisiana 1702-1763; British West Florida 1763-1780; Spanish West Florida 1780-1813; United States 1813-1861; Georgia Territory 1732-1802; Mississippi Territory 1798-1804; Alabama Territory 1817-1819; Washington County 1800-1812; Connecuh County 1818-1819; Confederate States of America 1861-1865; United States 1865-
Abbe, an Indian name of nearby creek meaning a grove of dogwood trees.
 
Erected 1978 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Henry County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 34.299′ N, 85° 14.953′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Click for map. Located in front of the Abbeville city offfice building. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Washington Street, Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than the State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry, The Mother County (about 300 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (about 800 feet away); The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbeville Southern Railroad/Pelham House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosa Parks Lived Here (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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