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Near Ariton in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation

 
 
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
1. Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 Side of Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921
This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale County who lost their lives in World War 1. Engineers were Mitcham, Keller, Smith and Land. County officials were Windham, Sessions, Roberts, Ziglar, Mullins and Archer. In 1977, through the efforts of the Dale County Historical Society, The Veterans Memorial Bridge was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by The Alabama Historical Commission.

(Reverse):
Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
This land was purchased in 1832 by Henry Black who erected the first grist mill. In 1837 Creek Indians who escaped from the Battle Of Hobdy's Bridge, were routed here by Dale Militia. Subsequent mill owners were Hough, Frazier, Munn, Fleming and Beck. A post office called Scroggins Mill was established in 1844 with Edmund Black Postmaster; re-established as "River Mills" in 1877 with Daniel Munn, Postmaster. The mill was used to operate wool carding machines during the War Between The States. This site was popular as an area recreation center from 1875 to 1950.
 
Erected 1979 by
Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
2. Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Side of Marker
New Markers
Historic Chattahoochee Commission / Dale County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 35.748′ N, 85° 47.026′ W. Marker is near Ariton, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is on U.S. 231 north of State Road 123, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Pea River Bridge between State Highway 123 and Dale County Road 82. Marker is in this post office area: Ariton AL 36311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 8.7 miles away); City of Brundidge and the Bass House / Brundidge's Peanut Butter Heritage (approx. 8.7 miles away); Philadelphia Presbyterian Church (approx. 10 miles away); Union Presbyterian Church/Founders and Early Pastors (approx. 11.1 miles away); Dale Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away); Historic Bell (approx. 12.7 miles away); Merrick's - Woodshop - Ozark / Ozark (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWar, World IWars, US Indian
 
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
3. Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Marker
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 12, 2011
4. Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation Marker
New Markers
Veterans Memorial Bridge placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
5. Veterans Memorial Bridge placard
Veterans Memorial Bridge Next to U.S. Highway 231 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2008
6. Veterans Memorial Bridge Next to U.S. Highway 231
Veterans Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 31, 2008
7. Veterans Memorial Bridge
Veterans Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2013
8. Veterans Memorial Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 5,052 times since then and 380 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6, 7. submitted on February 26, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   8. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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