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Near Salem in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Abner Alloway Strange, Sr.

1761-1835

 

—Veteran of the American Revolution —

 
Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 2, 2010
1. Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Approximately 200 yards east of this site are the unmarked graves of Abner Alloway Strange, Sr., and other family members. (The markers were moved to Salem Methodist Cemetery in 1977.) A Sergeant in the Virginia Militia, Strange was at Yorktown under General LaFayette during the American War for Independence. In 1825 he moved from Fluvanna County, Virginia, and erected his log house approximately 100 yards west of this site. At least three of his married children came along in the caravan to settle here: Abner Strange, Jr., Ann (Mrs. Charles M. Bernard), and Martha (Mrs. Simpson Flanagan.)
 
Erected 1995 by Strange, Bernard, and McCuan Descendants.
 
Location. 34° 53.667′ N, 87° 4.945′ W. Marker is near Salem, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Buck Island Road (State Highway 99) north of Sugar Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located just South of the Elk River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Salem AL 36874, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dupree Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Sims Settlement (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cunningham Cemetery
Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 2, 2010
2. Abner Alloway Strange, Sr. Marker
Looking South along Highway 99.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Sim Corder/Harrison Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle (approx. 5½ miles away); Commerce (approx. 6.6 miles away); Downtown Scenes (approx. 6.6 miles away); Elkmont Pride: Family-School-Church (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Abner Alloway Strange grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2010
3. Abner Alloway Strange grave marker
Mary Strange grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2010
4. Mary Strange grave marker
Augustus W. Strange grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2010
5. Augustus W. Strange grave marker
Salem United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 18, 2010
6. Salem United Methodist Church
Located across Salem-Minor Hill Road from the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,524 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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