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Near Newville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cureton Bridge / Cureton Bridge Post Office

 
 
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By James L.Whitman, January 9, 2021
1. Cureton Bridge Marker
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Cureton Bridge
Cureton Bridge was an old settlement named for the Cureton family who settled here in the early 1820's. The village was located on the East Fork of the Choctawhatchee River in western part of Henry County and Northeast of what later became the Center Community. William Jackson Cureton, 1760-1832, was a native of Virginia who moved here about 1825. He constructed a private bridge across the Choctawhatchee River one mile east of here which was the first to be built over this waterway.


Cureton Bridge Post Office
The Cureton Bridge Post Office was established here August 21,1850,The first postmaster was James U. Cureton who served until 1852, John A. Wood became postmaster and continued in this position until the office was discontinued in 1866. It was re-established July 21,1870 with Daniel A. Wiggins as Postmaster until 1880. The next postmaster was Nancy Willis who served until the post office was discontinued on September 17,1904 and moved to Capps Station. The mail carrier at that time was Jackson Riley.
 
Erected 1988
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By James L.Whitman, January 9, 2021
2. Cureton Bridge Post Office Marker
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by Chattahoochee Commission and Henry County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 31° 29.641′ N, 85° 22.921′ W. Marker is near Newville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 27 and County Road 7, on the right when traveling east on State Route 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newville AL 36353, 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. Old Center Methodist Church/Old Center Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Newville Baptist Church / Newville Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Newville, Alabama / Newville Pioneers (approx. 5.7 miles away); Newville High School / Newville Rosenwald School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Henry County Training School (approx. 7 miles away); Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Rosa Parks Lived Here (approx. 8.6 miles away); Morgan Baptist Church / Church Pastors (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newville.
 
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By James L.Whitman, January 9, 2021
3. Cureton Bridge Marker
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By James L.Whitman, January 9, 2021
4. View of the Cureton Bridge Post Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 9, 2021