Near Ariton in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921
This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale County who lost their lives in World War 1. Engineers were Mitcham, Keller, Smith and Land. County officials were Windham, Sessions, Roberts, Ziglar, Mullins and Archer. In 1977, through the efforts of the Dale County Historical Society, The Veterans Memorial Bridge was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by The Alabama Historical Commission.
Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
This land was purchased in 1832 by Henry Black who erected the first grist mill. In 1837 Creek Indians who escaped from the Battle Of Hobdy's Bridge, were routed here by Dale Militia. Subsequent mill owners were Hough, Frazier, Munn, Fleming and Beck. A post office called Scroggins Mill was established in 1844 with Edmund Black Postmaster; re-established as "River Mills" in 1877 with Daniel Munn, Postmaster. The mill was used to operate wool carding machines during
Erected 1979 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission / Dale County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • War, World I • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 31° 35.748′ N, 85° 47.026′ W. Marker is near Ariton, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is on U.S. 231 north of State Road 123, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Pea River Bridge between State Highway 123 and Dale County Road 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ariton AL 36311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williams Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Longstreet Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Tabernacle Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Salem Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 8.7 miles away); City of Brundidge and the Bass House / Brundidge's Peanut Butter Heritage (approx. 8.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Philadelphia Presbyterian Church (approx. 10 miles away).
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