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New Site in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town of New Site

 
 
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By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
1. Town of New Site Marker
Inscription. In 1849, residents of Goldville began leaving the gold mining in northern Tallapoosa County for richer fields in California. A new location was found to the south. Stores, sawmills, and cotton gins were built. By 1857, “New Site” was listed as a U.S. Post Office. An 1885 map located New Site between Bethlehem and Harmony cemeteries. The 1950s brought the Community Improvement Club that would lead to the towns incorporation.

The Town of New Site was incorporated on August 23, 1965, to establish a public water system. The 1980s brought Horseshoe Bend Trade Days, which raised money for the volunteer fire and ambulance services. A new Town Hall was built in 1989 and an outdoor pavilion in 2003. A Senior Citizen Center houses Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Senior Citizen activities. In 2008, the Town completed a recreational park for youth sports.
 
Erected 2015 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 2.118′ N, 85° 46.734′ W. Marker is in New Site, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is on Alabama Route 22 0.3 miles west of Hamlet Mill Road (Alabama Route 49), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12791 AL-22, Daviston AL 36256, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Town of New Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 29, 2016
2. Town of New Site Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Of Emucfau (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goldville (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tecumseh and the Prophets (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Horseshoe Bend Campaign Combatants (approx. 4.4 miles away); Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); A Bloody Contest (approx. 4.6 miles away); Futile Escape (approx. 4.7 miles away); Horseshoe Bend Battleground Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Town of New Site. (Submitted on February 9, 2016.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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