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

Cullman, Alabama

Cullman, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, April 3, 2013
1. Cullman, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  The city of Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, which had scattered settlers as early as 1823. Called "The Crossroads of the True South," Cullman was founded by Col. Johann Gottfried Cullmann. After fleeing his German homeland and living in Cincinnati, he became a land agent for the North & South Railroad. When he came to the Cullman area, it was similar to the land he left behind, so he encouraged settlers to move with him to Cullman by advertising in German newspapers all over the U.S. In 1873, he arrived with five families to begin a settlement here. As an engineer, he designed the wide streets and laid out the town plat. Over the years, Cullman has excelled as one of the top agricultural and poultry producing counties in Alabama. It has also served as home to three governors: James Folsom Sr., James Folsom Jr., and Guy Hunt.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Cullman.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 34° 10.802′ N, 86° 50.626′ 
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W. Marker is in Cullman, Alabama, in Cullman County. Marker is on Arnold Street NE close to 2nd Street NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cullman AL 35055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johann Gottfried Cullmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Cullman Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King Pharr Canning Company Operated Here (about 600 feet away); Ernest E. Greene Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weiss Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Betz Addition Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Sand Mountain Plateau (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
Cullman, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, April 3, 2013
2. Cullman, Alabama Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2023