Near Guin in Marion County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
County Seat of Marion County
— 1820-1882 —
Pikeville, designated as the first permanent county seat for Marion County, lies along General Andrew Jackson's Military Road. Earlier temporary county seats were mostly along the Tombigbee River in what was Mississippi when the Alabama state line was confirmed. Pikeville was gradually abandoned when the county seat was moved to Hamilton in 1882. The community cemetery remains south of Marion County Road No. 2. The two-story home east of the highway was the courthouse of the 1820's where two original benches are yet preserved. The house was modified to become the home of Probate Judge John Dabney Terrell in 1859. Court House Square was located north of the Terrell home and family cemetery. Both are located along Jackson's Military Road.
Court town in 1820's - 1830's
About 15 families
( 50 - 70 people )
Erected 1997 by Marion County Historical Society, City of Hamilton, Marion County Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 34° 2.422′ N, 87° 57.154′ W. Marker is near Guin, Alabama, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 278 at milepost 66, 0.2 miles north of Road 2, on the right when traveling north. Located well off the highway on the right. U.S. Highway 278 shares the road with U.S. Highway 43 and Alabama Route 171. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guin AL 35563, 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 flies. General Jackson's Military Road (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Hamilton Mounds Site (approx. 4.3 miles away); Toll Gate (approx. 5.4 miles away); City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years / The Storms of 1974 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Hamilton, Alabama (approx. 7.1 miles away); History of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts (approx. 7.3 miles away); The First Alabama Cavalry (approx. 7.3 miles away); Confederate Veterans Bicentennial Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Photos of Historical Pikeville, Alabama. (Submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.