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Valley Head in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Cherokee Council Tree

 
 
Site of Cherokee Council Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
1. Site of Cherokee Council Tree Marker
Inscription.
Here stood
The giant Black Spanish Oak
Under which
Traditionally
Sequoyah
Taught his newly invented
Alphabet
Tree felled by a storm
1934

 
Erected 1955 by Valley Head Womens Club.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
 
Location. 34° 34.074′ N, 85° 36.891′ W. Marker is in Valley Head, Alabama, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Mountain Street, on the right when traveling west on Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Winston Place Antebellum Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 353 Railroad Avenue, Valley Head AL 35989, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site Of Battelle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Of Mentone (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of the Willstown Mission (approx. 7˝ miles away); Fort Payne Opera House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Alpine, Georgia (approx. 10.4 miles away in Georgia); Boom Town Historic District (approx. 10.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 10.4 miles away); Fort Payne’s Fort (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Site of Cherokee Council Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Site of Cherokee Council Tree Marker
 History of Valley Head, Alabama. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & ForestryNative Americans
 
Winston Place Antebellum Mansion built 1831 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, June 15, 2008
3. Winston Place Antebellum Mansion built 1831
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,798 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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