“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Leesburg in Cherokee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)


Leesburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols
1. Leesburg Marker
Inscription. The town's name was derived from the name of the Henslee Family which were early settlers in the community. A post office was established in 1837. The Rome & Decatur Railroad (later Southern Railway) began rail service through the town in 1888. The rail line was abandoned in 1948. Leesburg was incorporated in 1958. Weiss Dam, completed in 1961, is approximately five miles southwest of this marker.
Erected by Cherokee County Historical Society.
Location. 34° 10.758′ N, 85° 45.657′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Alabama, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of Industrial Boulevard (State Highway 68) and Lokey Street on Industrial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg AL 35983, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cherokee County's Beginnings (approx. 5 miles away); Cherokee County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Jordan Big Store (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cherokee County Historical Museum (approx. 5.1 miles away); Garrett Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry (approx. 5.1 miles away); Turkey Town Council Site (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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