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Alexander City in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Youngsville

 
 
Youngsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
1. Youngsville Marker
Inscription. Following the Creek Cession in 1832, settlers, mostly from Georgia and the Carolinas, occupied this section of the Creek Nation. Among the first settlers was James Young who purchased land a half-mile west near a trading post called Georgia Store.

Community life can be dated from 1837 when Griffin Young opened a post office in his store and eight men and women, “The Baptist brethren settlers of Youngsville” organized Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church. The store and the church were within view of this site.

For the first thirty-five years of its existence, Youngsville was a country hamlet of scattered farms, a store-post office and a church. The Civil War delayed the construction of the railroad and an ambitious plan by Griffin Young to promote a “town” on his property.

Anticipating the arrival of the railroad, the Town of Youngsville was incorporated in 1872 and, the next year, the town’s name was changed to Alexander City in honor of E. P. Alexander, president of the Savannah and Memphis Railroad.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 56.561′ N, 85° 57.449′ W. Marker is in Alexander City, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker
From the Youngsville Marker looking east toward downtown Alexander City image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
2. From the Youngsville Marker looking east toward downtown Alexander City
is on Washington Street west of South Central Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexander City AL 35010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexander City: A Textile Community (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church 1872 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Needmore 1873 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Menawa, War Chief (approx. 5.9 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexander City.
 
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Calhoun Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
3. Calhoun Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama.
Main Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 2, 2009
4. Main Street Downtown Alexander City, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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