Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve includes the home site and mill of David Hanby, one of Alabama’s early industrialists and a pioneer in the development of Alabama’s coal industry. Known as the Mount Pinson
During the Great Depression, the Federal Government created the Palmerdale Homesteads, north of Pinson, as part of the Farm Resettlement Act. On March 30, 2004, residents of Pinson, Palmerdale, and several surrounding communities joined together and voted to become the City of Pinson. The first mayor was Hoyt Sanders. The first council members were Dawn Tanner, Joe Cochran, Shane Shelnutt, John Churchwell Jr., and Barbara Clifton. Descendants of Pinson’s founding families continue to reside in Pinson and play a major role in the development of Jefferson County.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Pinson.
Location. 33° 41.498′ N, 86° 40.916′ W. Marker is in Pinson, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Main Street east of Center Point Road (State Highway 75), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located in front of the Pinson City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4410 Main Street, Pinson AL 35126, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Jefferson Warriors (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Center Point, Alabama (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 4.6 miles away); Clay Methodist Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Wear Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Trussville Furnace (approx. 6.2 miles away); Trussville, Alabama (approx. 6.3 miles away); Confederate Storehouse Burned By Federal Troops (approx. 6½ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Palmerdale, Alabama: Pictures from the Past. (Submitted on November 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on endangered animal species of Alabama. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,529 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 11. submitted on July 30, 2011, by James E Pitts of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.