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

History of Taff, Alabama

History of Taff, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
1. History of Taff, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  Cherokee County established - 1836
Area Cherokee Indians relocated - 1838
Taff Community established - 1842
Community named in honor of Taff family - 1842
Union and Confederate soldiers occupied the area - 1864
Taff post office established - 1886
T.A.G. Railroad established - 1891
Taff Community school established - 1894
Taff Community doctor - 1911
T.A.G. Railroad scooter service established - 1922
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
Location. 34° 20.474′ N, 85° 37.547′ W. Marker is near Gaylesville, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Alabama Route 273 near County Road 81, on the left when traveling north. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Hartline (a few steps from this marker); W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company (approx. 1.8 miles
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away); Arthur "Tarzan" White (approx. 4.8 miles away); Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters (approx. 5.3 miles away); Occupation of Gaylesville (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gaylesville (approx. 6˝ miles away); Chattooga River (approx. 6˝ miles away); Cherokee County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 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 341 times since then and 89 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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Oct. 27, 2021