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Near Rockville in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Central Salt Works

 
 
Central Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. Central Salt Works Marker
Inscription.  Here was located the large and important Central Salt Works. Official government reports indicate that salt was being mined at this works as early as 1816, but the Indians had obtained salt here for centuries prior to this. During the blockade of 1861-1865 thousands came here from all over the state to obtain salt for their families. Remains of rock furnaces and wooden pipes can still be seen. Overshadowing this site is Salt Mountain.
 
Erected 1985 by Clarke County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 31° 26.467′ N, 87° 52.273′ W. Marker is near Rockville, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rockville Road (County Road 15) and Christian Vall Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rockville Road, Jackson AL 36545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bartram's Trail
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); The Clarke County War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); City of Jackson (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jackson (approx. 4.8 miles away); CSA Brooke Cannon S-96 (approx. 4.8 miles away); First District Agricultural College and Experiment Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); Prestwick Post Office / Prestwick High School (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  Clarke County Historical Society article on the Salt Works. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Looking south at marker on Rockville Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
2. Looking south at marker on Rockville Road.
View of marker westerly on Christian Vall Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. View of marker westerly on Christian Vall Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 331 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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