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Arley in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Arley, Alabama

Deep in the heart of The Free State of Winston

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
1. Arley, Alabama Marker
Inscription. On January 11, 1861 the State of Alabama seceded from the Union. Deeply perturbed, the people of Winston County held a political convention on July 4, 1861 at Looney’s Tavern, near Addison. A resolution was adopted to the effect that Alabama had no right to secede from the Union; but if she did have such right, then Winston County had the same right to secede from Alabama. Uncle Dick Payne, a Confederate sympathizer, remarked, “Oh, oh, Winston secedes! The Free State of Winston!’ Winston did not secede, but ever after she has been beloved of her sons and daughters and fondly known as “The Free State of Winston”.
 
Erected 1978 by The Arley Community Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 4.781′ N, 87° 12.761′ W. Marker is in Arley, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is on County Route 41, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located next to Meek High School across from Arley Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6615 County Road 41, Arley AL 35541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathan, Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Party Line - The “Talking Machine”
Arley, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
2. Arley, Alabama Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Arley School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Piney Ridge School (approx. 3 miles away); Bethel School (approx. 4.8 miles away); Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Free State of Winston in Encyclopedia Alabama. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Arley, Alabama Marker (South View) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
3. Arley, Alabama Marker (South View)
Arley, Alabama Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 29, 2011
4. Arley, Alabama Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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