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Jacksonville in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jacksonville

Calhoun County, Alabama

 
 
Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
1. Jacksonville Marker
Inscription. Postoffice established July 20, 1833 as Drayton, Benton County, Alabama. Name changed to Jacksonville Aug. 6, 1834 and county changed to Calhoun Jan. 29, 1858. Office maintained by Confederate Government 1861-1865.

Postmasters and dates of appointment are:
James Lawson July 20, 1833
John Lawson May 30, 1834
John Lawson Aug. 6, 1834
John D. Hoke Sept. 9, 1836
Anderson Wilkins July 1, 1841
Edward L. Woodward Nov. 11, 1841
George Hoke Nov. 2, 1842
John Y. Nisbet Nov. 20, 1852
George H. Forney July 7, 1857
James R. Slayton June 1, 1860
Francis H. Goodwin Oct. 10, 1860
William Alexander Oct. 14, 1865
Isaac Frank Nov. 3, 1865
A. J. Smith June 20, 1867
Mrs. Juliana Streety Jan. 9, 1868
Mrs. Mary Marion Jan. 24, 1868
William C. Wynn April 8, 1869
William P. Crook Feb. 14, 1870
William T. Alexander Jan. 26, 1871
John A. DeArman April 9, 1874
William T. Alexander Aug. 18, 1875
Joseph Frank April 10, 1876
W. O. Hutchinson June 22, 1876
Joseph B. Forney March 3, 1879
J. M. Alexander March 30, 1881
Gabriel B. Douthit Jan. 15, 1886
Mrs. Adelia E. Frank May 18, 1889
John Y. Henderson June 17, 1895
Dora Crook June 28, 1900
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Jacksonville Marker by the Jacksonville Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
2. Jacksonville Marker by the Jacksonville Post Office
W. Battle Sept. 3, 1912
Maude M. Battle March 1, 1913
Ed G. Caldwell May 20, 1913
Walter E. Porter Sept. 21, 1921
Andrew J. Beard March 18, 1922
J. Thomas Martin April 9, 1934
Harry Y. Dempsey, Jr. Jan. 1, 1957
 
Erected 1964 by General John H. Forney Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 49.096′ N, 85° 45.676′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Pelham Road North (State Highway 21) and Mountain Street Northeast, on the right when traveling north on Pelham Road North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville AL 36265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas A. Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Magnolias" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First National Bank of Jacksonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Doctor Francis' Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Henry Forney (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Horace Forney (approx. 0.3 miles away); Downtown Jacksonville Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
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Jacksonville Marker along the Pelham Road North image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 2, 2010
3. Jacksonville Marker along the Pelham Road North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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