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Abbeville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A County Older Than the State

Henry County

 
 
A County Older Than the State Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. A County Older Than the State Marker
Inscription.  Created in 1819 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. Named for Patrick Henry of Virginia, colonial statesman and orator: “Give me liberty or give me death.” This area ceded by Creek Indian Nation in 1814 under Treaty of Ft. Jackson. Had been part of Lower Creek Confederacy. Abbeville made county seat in 1833. Abbe an Indian name of nearby creek.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 31° 34.283′ N, 85° 15.008′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Kirkland Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on the lawn of the Henry County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville AL 36310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry, The Mother County (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of William Calvin Oates (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Bank of Henry
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nordan's (about 400 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church, South (about 700 feet away); The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bethune-Kennedy House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
A County Older Than the State Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. A County Older Than the State Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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