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Valley Head in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Former Site Of Battelle

 
 
Former Site Of Battelle Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, November 10, 2012
1. Former Site Of Battelle Marker
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Former Site Of Battelle
Thriving iron ore and coal mining community of early 1900’s established by Colonel John Gordon Battelle five miles north of Valley Head.

 
Erected 1973 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 34.22′ N, 85° 36.937′ W. Marker is in Valley Head, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Winston Street and Sulphur Springs Road, on the right when traveling north on Winston Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Head AL 35989, 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. Site of Cherokee Council Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Of Mentone (approx. 1.7 miles away); The A. A. Miller Dam (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Road to Chickamauga (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of the Willstown Mission (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Payne Opera House
Former Site Of Battelle Marker image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, November 10, 2012
2. Former Site Of Battelle Marker
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(approx. 10˝ miles away); Boom Town Historic District (approx. 10˝ miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Site Of Battelle image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 5, 1983
3. Site Of Battelle
The site of Battelle is fairly inaccessible by car. This photo was taken from a train while on an excursion to Chattanooga. Even thin there was nothing left of the early industrial community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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