Elgin in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Settlement of this area began in the early 1800s. Gabriel Butler settled approximately two miles northwest of here on Bluewater Creek. His name is found on the 1810 petition for removal of white settlers leasing land on Chief Doublehead’s Reserve. Gabriel Butler built a Baptist Church on his property which is believed to be the first church in the area. Other early landowners were John Bradford, Daniel White, Walter West, Robert Jackson, Aristides Jackson, Benjamin Ingram, George Ingram, and Moses Ingram. Huntsville Road (Highway 72) and Bellevue Road (Highway 101) was an important intersection. Huntsville Road was a major route from Chattanooga through Florence to Memphis. Bellevue Road led from a natural port on the Tennessee River called Dutch Landing, north to the Military Road near Loretto, Tennessee. Both roads brought much-needed supplies to the early settlers of Elgin and provided routes for them to sell and trade their farm goods. This community has been known as Ingrams Crossroads, Crittendens Crossroads, Crossroads, Elgin Crossroads, and Elgin. The first post office, named Marmion, was established in 1836 and renamed Ingrams Crossroads in 1949. The Ingram home was located just north of this intersection.
Erected by East Lauderdale Historical Society.
Location. 34° 51.045′ N, 87° 23.467′ W. Marker is in Elgin, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2743 Highway 101, Rogersville AL 35652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel White (approx. 1.2 miles away); Covington/Second Creek / Wheeler Dam/Lake (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cherokee Chief Doublehead's village around 1800 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wheeler Dam • Wheeler Reservoir/Locks (approx. 2½ miles away); Jesse James Gang Canal Payroll Robbery/Trial of Frank James (approx. 2½ miles away); Springfield Community 1810/Springfield Church and School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mitchell Town Community (approx. 2.8 miles away); Center (Centre) Star (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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