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

Gainestown

 
 
Gainestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
1. Gainestown Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1809 by George Strother Gaines as Choctaw-Creek Indian Trading Post on Alabama River, now Gainestown Landing. Here lived Alabama Indians for whom State & River named. At Battle of Maubila De Soto's hogs escaped, from whence came first hogs throughout U.S. In heyday of steamboats Gainestown was largest river port between Mobile & Selma and the center of cattle, cotton & truck farming in South Alabama. Gainestown furnished secession delegate for Clarke County & Master Mechanic for construction of Confederate submarine Hunley. Every male from 16 to 60 served the Confederacy. Here were born some of most prominent people of Alabama, including father & wife of Gov. Gayle.
 
Erected by Clarke County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 26.741′ N, 87° 41.608′ W. Marker is in Gainestown, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Walker Springs Road (County Road 29) and Madison Road (Route 33). Touch for map. Marker is partially hidden between a row of large evergreens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16341 Walker Springs Road, Gainestown AL 36540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Canoe Fight (approx.
Gainestown Marker between large evergreen trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
2. Gainestown Marker between large evergreen trees.
2.9 miles away); French's Chapel (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Madison-Creek War 1812-13 (approx. 5 miles away); Suggsville (approx. 9.7 miles away); Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bartram's Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); Central Salt Works (approx. 10 miles away); John Murphy (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Gainestown. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Gainestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
3. Gainestown Marker
View from marker towards Madison Road (CR-33). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 25, 2017
4. View from marker towards Madison Road (CR-33).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 305 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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