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

Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town

 
 
Grant, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2014
1. Grant, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  Grant, Alabama is located atop Gunter Mountain at 1310 feet of elevation. It is surrounded by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and overlooks Historic Kennamer Cove. The post office was established here on May 18, 1887 and the town was named “Grant” for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant by the early settlers. Grant overlooks Cathedral Caverns State Park. A major attraction in Northeast Alabama, Cathedral features the largest natural opening of any cave in America. The Cherokee Indians lived in this cave long before other settlers arrived.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Grant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1847.
 
Location. 34° 31.087′ N, 86° 15.323′ W. Marker is in Grant, Alabama, in Marshall County. Marker is on Main Street / Catherdral Caverns Highway (County Route 5) near 10th Street W. Marker is in front of the Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4766 Main Street, Grant AL 35747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Grant, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2014
2. Grant, Alabama Marker
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flies. Becker Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pennsylvania Bell Tower (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cathedral Caverns (approx. 4.1 miles away); Whitaker Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Decatur County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Walnut Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hayden Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grant.
 
Grant, Alabama Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2014
3. Grant, Alabama Town Hall
Grant, Alabama Overlook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, August 13, 2014
4. Grant, Alabama Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022