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The Rooster Bridge Marker (Side B) image, Click for more information
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
The Rooster Bridge Marker (Side B)
Alabama (Sumter County), Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . — Map (db m38074) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Emelle — Town of Emelle, Alabama A One of a Kind Community
This community honors Emelle Dial, whose father Joseph Dial gave land to the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad with the provision that the station be named for his daughter. The daughter is said to have been named for her two aunts, Emma and . . . — Map (db m92660) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Gainesville — Town of Gainesville
The Town of Gainesville, a designated Tree City USA, was founded in 1832. The land on which the town is located was originally owned by John Coleman, husband to a Choctaw Indian of the area. He sold the land to Colonel Moses Lewis, who had the . . . — Map (db m69709) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Gainesville — Woodbury
Earliest known Morgan Horse in Alabama and one of the three major stallion sons sired by Justin Morgan, foundation sire of the breed. Woodbury was foaled in 1816 in Vermont, where he remained until sold to Norman Bugbee of Gainesville, Alabama, . . . — Map (db m69710) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Livingston, Ala. First Settlement 1832
(Title is text) Map (db m92666) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well
Side 1 Livingston, Alabama Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek on September 27, 1830, this site belonged to the Choctaw Nation. Early settlers to the area came from the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and . . . — Map (db m92665) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Sumter County
1736: First settlement by French at Ft. Tombecbee. 1830: U.S. got Choctaw Indian lands by Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. 1832: County created by Act of State Legislature -- named for Gen. Thomas Sumter, "The Gamecock," South . . . — Map (db m92663) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Sumter County Confederate Monument 1861 - 1865
Our Confederate Heroes For listing of names on monument - see below Map (db m92670) WM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Sumter County's Covered Bridge
1860 Captain W. A. C. Jones of Livingston designed and built the bridge of hand-hewn yellow pine put together with large pegs, clear span 88 feet, overhead clearance 14 feet, and inside width 17 feet, across the Sucarnoochee River on old State . . . — Map (db m92661) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), York — History of York / The Coleman Center
History of York Legend has it that York began at a blacksmith shop called Old Anvil, located at a crossroads a few miles northwest of the present city. Circa 1833, early settlers of a site located east of modern-day York on the old . . . — Map (db m89719) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), York — Line 32 28 North Latitude
Northern Boundary of: British W. Florida 1764-83 Spanish W. Florida 1783-95 Mississippi Territory: 1798-1804 Washington County 1800-12 Clarke County 1812-15 Southern Boundary of: British Illinois 1764-83 United States . . . — Map (db m89725) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), York — York Veterans War Memorial Lest We Forget
On behalf of a grateful nation in recognition of the men and women who bravely served their country during war and peace. Especially those who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom throughout the world. — Map (db m89727) WM

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