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Ashville in Saint Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County

Created in 1818 in first session of Alabama Territorial Legislature

 
 
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 1, 2009
1. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker
Inscription. from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814.
Named for Gen. Arthur St. Clair, hero of Revolution, governor of Northwest Territory.
First settlers from Tennessee, Georgia - veterans of Creek Indian War, 1813-14.
County seat since 1822 here at Ashville, named for John Ash, prominent settler.
Growing population south of Backbone Mt. led to Pell City branch county seat, 1902.
 
Erected 1957 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 50.197′ N, 86° 15.315′ W. Marker is in Ashville, Alabama, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Court Street West, on the left when traveling east on 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashville AL 35953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dean / Inzer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Looney House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Original Site of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Battle of “Ten Islands”
A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker In Front of the St. Clair County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
2. A County Older Than The State, St. Clair County Marker In Front of the St. Clair County Courthouse
(approx. 11.6 miles away); Fort Strother (approx. 11.7 miles away); Harkey’s Chapel United Methodist Church Founded Circa 1829-1830 (approx. 11.9 miles away); Champion Mines (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashville.
 
Categories. GovernmentNative AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse built in 1844 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
3. St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse built in 1844
The building is the oldest courthouse in Alabama still in use.
The St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse Downtown Ashville, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 1, 2009
4. The St. Clair County Ashville Courthouse Downtown Ashville, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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