Haleyville in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
City of Haleyville, Alabama
The Cherokee Indians were here first. They lived under the bluffs, near an area called the “division of the waters.” Richard McMahan established the first permanent settlement here in1820. John Byler completed the first major road through Haleyville, from the Tennessee Valley to Tuscaloosa, in 1821. Jacob Pruitt built a two-story inn/tavern on Byler Road in 1825. In 1883, William “Bucky” Davis owned 40 acres in Davis Cross Roads. When the Northern Alabama Railroad passed through the town in 1887, it became Davis Crossing. Reportedly, in exchange for a suit of clothes from Charles and Walker Haley’s Store, Bucky Davis allowed the name to be changed to Haleyville. It was incorporated as such on February 28, 1889. The Illinois Central railroad connected to the Southern Railroad here in 1907. Railroading breathed life into this small community, boosting it to become a town. The Cotton Mill built in 1928 was the first major industry. It later became Haleyville Textile. Formed Tubes, makers of auto exhausts, came in the 1960’s.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Haleyville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, Korean. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1943.
Location. 34° 13.578′ N, 87° 37.336′ W. Marker is in Haleyville, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is at the intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 20th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haleyville AL 35565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Honorable Frank Minis Johnson, Jr. (here, First 9-1-1 Call (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Byler Road (about 300 feet away); Factory Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Free State of Winston / Natural Bridge (approx. 9.2 miles away); Byler Road / History of Natural Bridge (approx. 9½ miles away); Dismals (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.