New Market in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Town of New Market
George Smith, major landowner of town site, built first log house and established mercantile business, 1814. John Miller excavated millrace, erected gristmill and sawmill, 1819. William Hayter, first Postmaster, 1827-1839.
Town became a thriving commercial center for a prosperous agricultural community, once known as "The Watercress Capital of the World;" greatly respected for development of religious and educational endeavors, and furnishing political leadership in local and state government.
Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 34° 54.577′ N, 86° 25.66′ W. Marker is in New Market, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Winchester Road near New Market Road, on the left when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5488 Winchester Road, New Market AL 35761, 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. New Market Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Paran Campground and Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Limestone Road Skirmish (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Quick Airplane (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Bell Factory (approx. 6.4 miles away); Original Site of Enon Baptist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 3. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.