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Ashville in St. Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A County Older Than The State, St. Clair

 
 
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker (Replacement) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
1. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker (Replacement)
Inscription.  Created in 1818 in first session of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Named for Gen. Arthur St. Clair, hero of Revolution, governor of Northwest Territory. First settlers from Tennessee, Georgia - veterans of Creek Indian War, 1813-14. County seat since 1822 here at Ashville, named for John Ash, prominent settler. Growing population south of Backbone Mt. led to Pell City branch county seat, 1902.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 33° 50.197′ N, 86° 15.315′ W. Marker is in Ashville, Alabama, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Court Street West, on the left when traveling east on 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashville AL 35953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dean / Inzer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
2. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker
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Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dalco Obed Langston (approx. Ό mile away); John Ash (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Looney House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Union United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Original Site of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Antioch Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashville.
 
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker (Replacement) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 12, 2020
3. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker (Replacement)
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker In Front of the St. Clair County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
4. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker In Front of the St. Clair County Courthouse
St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse built in 1844 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
5. St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse built in 1844
The building is the oldest courthouse in Alabama still in use.
The St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse Downtown Ashville, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
6. The St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse Downtown Ashville, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,898 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on September 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022