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

A County Older Than the State

Henry County

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. A County Older Than the State Marker
Inscription. Created in 1819 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. Named for Patrick Henry of Virginia, colonial statesman and orator: “Give me liberty or give me death.” This area ceded by Creek Indian Nation in 1814 under Treaty of Ft. Jackson. Had been part of Lower Creek Confederacy. Abbeville made county seat in 1833. Abbe an Indian name of nearby creek.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 34.283′ N, 85° 15.008′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Kirkland Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Henry County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry, The Mother County (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (about 700 feet away); The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. mile away); The Bethune-Kennedy House
A County Older Than the State Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. A County Older Than the State Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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