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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Leighton, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Colbert County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Colbert County, AL (78) Franklin County, AL (13) Lauderdale County, AL (213) Lawrence County, AL (46) Tishomingo County, MS (20)  ColbertCounty(78) Colbert County (78)  FranklinCounty(13) Franklin County (13)  LauderdaleCounty(213) Lauderdale County (213)  LawrenceCounty(46) Lawrence County (46)  TishomingoCountyMississippi(20) Tishomingo County (20)
Location of Leighton, Alabama
    Colbert County (78)
    Franklin County (13)
    Lauderdale County (213)
    Lawrence County (46)
    Tishomingo County, Mississippi (20)
 
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1Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — History of Leighton
Side 1 Leighton developed at the intersection of the Byler Road (1819) and the Tuscumbia - Courtland Stage Road (1820), where the Jeffers/Gregg Tavern served the needs of travelers as early as 1810. Leighton was named for William . . . Map (db m153259) HM
2Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — History of Leighton United Methodist Church
Side 1 The region's rich history of Methodism predates the creation of Colbert County. Local Methodists helped raise $10,000 to persuade the Tennessee Methodist Conference to build LaGrange College (4 miles SW), which opened in 1830. . . . Map (db m153325) HM
3Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — LaGrange College
This is the site of LaGrange College Chartered in 1830 by act of the Legislature of Alabama An Institution of High Order for men attended chiefly by students from the southern states. The college was burned April 28, 1863 by Federal Cavalry . . . Map (db m141745) HM
4Alabama (Colbert County), Leighton — William LeighFounder of Leighton
(side 1) The town of Leighton was named in honor of the Reverend William Leigh, son and grandson of Revolutionary War veterans. He was born in Amelia County Virginia, Oct 4, 1790 and moved to Alabama about 1823.
Leigh settled nearby . . . Map (db m106112) HM
 
 
  
 
May. 18, 2021