“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Gaylesville in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company

W.P. BROWN & SONS LUMBER COMPANY Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, March 8, 2018
Inscription.  In February 1937, W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Co. signed a contract with Alabama Power for an estimated 20,000,000 feet of saw timber. The south end of Brown's property is located 1,000 feet back of this marker and extended northward ¾ mile. Brown Lumber Co. employed 1,706 people in its twelve years of operation at Blanche. The TAG Railroad which ran alongside the sawmill played a very important role in transporting the lumber to market.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 34° 21.83′ N, 85° 36.55′ W. Marker is in Gaylesville, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 15 and State Highway 35, on the right when traveling north on County Road 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaylesville AL 35973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Taff, Alabama (approx. 1.8 miles away); David Hartline (approx. 1.8 miles away);
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Arthur "Tarzan" White (approx. 3 miles away); Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters (approx. 7.1 miles away); Occupation of Gaylesville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Barry Springs Indian Stockade (approx. 7.3 miles away); Gaylesville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Chattooga River (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaylesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 65 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 25, 2021