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Headland in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Head's Land Yielded Fruits of Success

 
 
Head's Land Yielded Fruits of Success Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
1. Head's Land Yielded Fruits of Success Marker
Inscription. Begun on 160 acres of land owned by Dr. Joshua Head, "Head's Land," or Headland, was established in 1871, incorporated as a town in 1884 and a city in 1893. The land itself yielded the city's first industry. Due to the abundance of pine trees, timber and turpentine became big business. With this industry, the town began to grow as dry goods, hotels, grocery stores, blacksmith shops, and sawmills began to spring up, many around Headland's now popular square. The timber business later yielded to cotton, corn and other crops. But the location of the city in the center of what was then the largest county in the state, Henry, made it a popular site. The coming of the railroad and the popularity of the peanut as a crop firmly seated Headland as an agricultural leader in the region, a position it maintains to this day. Agriculture, a growing industrial scene, good schools and churches, and a friendly people are now drawing cards which are keeping Headland growing, promising a bright future for years to come.
 
Erected 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Headland.
 
Location. 31° 21.127′ N, 85° 20.555′ W. Marker is in Headland, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles south of Alabama
Marker in Town Square image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
2. Marker in Town Square
Route 173, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Headland AL 36345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headland, Alabama / Headland Public Square (here, next to this marker); Henry County Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Headland World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); First Baptist Church of Headland (approx. mile away); Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Mallalieu Seminary (approx. 3.7 miles away); Headland Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Shelley General Store (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Headland.
 
Also see . . .  City of Headland Website. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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