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Arley in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Arley, Alabama

Deep in the heart of The Free State of Winston

 
 
Arley, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
1. Arley, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  On January 11, 1861 the State of Alabama seceded from the Union. Deeply perturbed, the people of Winston County held a political convention on July 4, 1861 at Looney’s Tavern, near Addison. A resolution was adopted to the effect that Alabama had no right to secede from the Union; but if she did have such right, then Winston County had the same right to secede from Alabama. Uncle Dick Payne, a Confederate sympathizer, remarked, “Oh, oh, Winston secedes! The Free State of Winston!’ Winston did not secede, but ever after she has been beloved of her sons and daughters and fondly known as “The Free State of Winston”.
 
Erected 1978 by The Arley Community Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1861.
 
Location. 34° 4.781′ N, 87° 12.761′ W. Marker is in Arley, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is on County Route 41, on the left when traveling north. Marker located next to Meek High School across from Arley Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6615 County Road 41, Arley AL 35541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meek High School War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Meek School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Post Office Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nathan, Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Party Line - The “Talking Machine” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Arley School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Former Site of Smith Schoolhouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Piney Ridge School (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arley.
 
Arley, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
2. Arley, Alabama Marker
Arley, Alabama Marker (South View) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
3. Arley, Alabama Marker (South View)
Arley, Alabama Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
4. Arley, Alabama Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,642 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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