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Sand Rock in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sand Rock

 
 
Sand Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, April 17, 2018
1. Sand Rock Marker
Inscription.  The town was named for the characteristics of local rocks. A post office was established in 1855 and closed in 1903. The Sand Rock High School Wildcats won the Class 1A football championship in 1985 and the Class 2A State softball championship in 1998. Sand Rock was incorporated in 1988 making it the most recent town to incorporate in the county.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
 
Location. 34° 14.358′ N, 85° 46.057′ W. Marker is in Sand Rock, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Sand Rock Avenue and Wildcat Street, on the left when traveling north on Sand Rock Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg AL 35983, 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. Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 2.8 miles away); Leesburg (approx. 4.2 miles away); Round Mountain Iron Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fires and Floods
Sand Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, April 17, 2018
2. Sand Rock Marker
(approx. 5˝ miles away); Collinsville Historic District (approx. 5.7 miles away); Indian Mound, Inn, and Church Site (approx. 5.7 miles away); Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters (approx. 5.9 miles away); King's Hill Skirmish (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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