Locust Fork in Blount County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
History of Locust Fork
The first church in the community was built with slave labor near Robinette Springs. Tabernacle, a Methodist church, was used for both school and church activities. In 1921 a new school building was erected. Another classroom was added the following year and in 1928 two more classrooms were added. In 1937, with WPA assistance, a new high school was
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Locust Fork. (Marker Number None.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1476.
Location. 33° 54.363′ N, 86° 37.008′ W. Marker is in Locust Fork, Alabama, in Blount County. Marker is on Town Hall Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in front of the City Hall building on block off AL HWY 79. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Fork AL 35097, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriel Hanby, 1786-1826 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homesite and Grave of George Powell (approx. 4 miles Historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot (approx. 8˝ miles away); Welcome to Oneonta (approx. 8˝ miles away); Blount County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Champion Mines (approx. 9.3 miles away); Blount Springs (approx. 10.4 miles away); Holly Springs School (approx. 10˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.