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Hazel Green in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Initial Survey Point

 
 
Initial Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Initial Survey Point Marker
Inscription.  In 1807, Major Thomas Freeman, Deputy U.S. Surveyor, established a marker here on the state line and began surveying south toward the middle of the state. This line, known as the Huntsville Meridian, is the reference for all property surveys in North Alabama. The Initial Point, now in the middle of the highway, was reset in 1977 by the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
 
Erected 2014 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 34° 59.444′ N, 86° 34.282′ W. Marker is in Hazel Green, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) and Hunter Road, on the right when traveling south on Huntsville Highway. Marker is located just south of the Alabama-Tennessee line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazel Green AL 35750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee / Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Alfred Bearden (approx. 5.6 miles away in Tennessee);
The relocated survey marker is in the foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. The relocated survey marker is in the foreground.
Site of Quick Airplane (approx. 6.3 miles away); John Williams Walker (1783-1823) (approx. 7 miles away); Poor Farm Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away in Tennessee); The Lincoln County Poor Farm (approx. 8.1 miles away in Tennessee); Pioneer (Routt - Wells) Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away in Tennessee); Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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