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Near Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)
 

Site of Bluffton

 
 
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By Angela Nichols, September 20, 2019
1. Site of Bluffton Marker
Inscription.  Located 500 yards southeast of this marker. Incorporated in 1888, Bluffton was promoted as a future iron center of the South, due to large iron ore deposits and four furnaces within a four mile radius. The town soon boomed due to an influx of capital from Northern investors, with its population reaching an estimated 8,000 residents. Bluffton had the first electric lights in the county, a large Victorian hotel (The Signal), over 20 businesses and plans for a large college (University of the Southland) which never materialized.
 
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 0.7′ N, 85° 26.717′ W. Marker is near Spring Garden, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is on County Route 8 3 miles east of County Route 45, on the left when traveling east. Located in front of Salem Church & cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piedmont AL 36272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Run Furnace (approx. 3 miles away); Spring Garden (approx. 6.8 miles away); Carmel Presbyterian Church
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By Angela Nichols, September 20, 2019
2. Site of Bluffton Marker
(approx. 8.1 miles away); Ladiga Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 8.3 miles away); Georgia School for the Deaf (approx. 9.2 miles away in Georgia); Cherokee County's Paul Revere (approx. 10 miles away); Trail of Tears Cherokee (approx. 10.7 miles away in Georgia); Big Spring Park (approx. 10.7 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Garden.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Angela Nichols, September 20, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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