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Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, March 4, 2012
Chilton County Training School 1924-1969 Marker
Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Chilton County Training School 1924-1969
The Chilton County Training School (CCTS) was the only facility in the county that provided a secondary education for black boys and girls until the mid-1960s. In 1924 black landowners donated five acres for the school to the Board of Education who . . . — Map (db m54656) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — City of Clanton
Clanton, originally named Goose Pond, was founded in 1867 by Alfred Baker Sr. Goose Pond was renamed Clanton in honor of Confederate hero General James Holt Clanton. The city limits cover approximately 18 square miles. Clanton is located near the . . . — Map (db m54979) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Established 1820
Arthur Love, a charter member, was first pastor. Organized as a Methodist Episcopal Church. Became Methodist Protestant, 1828. Changed to Methodist Church, 1939. Affiliated with United Methodist, 1968. In the original church built of logs, Judge . . . — Map (db m83268) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Maplesville — Maplesville United Methodist Church
This structure is an excellent example of the one-room Gothic Revival - style church buildings which once were built throughout the South. It was originally located on a three-acre site that was deeded to trustees W. A. D. Ramsey, G. W. Brand, and . . . — Map (db m37615) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Stanton — Ebenezer Church April 1, 1865
Cavalry engagement here among fiercest of war. To defend arsenal at Selma Forrest (CSA) charged with 1500 into Wilson (USA) moving south with 7500. Forrest was seeking to delay Wilson pending arrival of scattered (CSA) units. Forrest in . . . — Map (db m37617) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Thorsby — Scandinavian Cemetery
In 1896 Swedish settlers organized the Concordia Methodist Church and acquired this land for the Concordia Cemetery, later known as the Lutheran Cemetery. This is the former site of Strassburg School. In the 1980s it became known as the Scandinavian . . . — Map (db m83269) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Thorsby — Thorsby Remembers Our Veterans
For the men and women of all branches of the military Thank you for your service God Bless you all — Map (db m73233) WM
Alabama (Chilton County), Thorsby — Thorsby: A Scandinavian Colony in the South
Side 1: Founded in 1895, the Town of Thorsby was the first planned community in Chilton County. The original settlers were people of Scandinavian origin seeking a favorable climate to locate for farming, fruit growing and better health. . . . — Map (db m73231) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Verbena — Mitchell Dam
Named by the Board of Directors of Alabama Power Company to honor James Mitchell President 1912-1920 Major modifications to this project were completed in 1985. Three new generating units with a total capacity of 150,000 . . . — Map (db m72486) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Verbena — Verbena, Alabama
The only community in the U.S. so designated, Verbena was named for the profuse wild flowers growing in the area. Settlers arrived in the area as early as 1832. Completion of the North-South Railroad and a train depot at Verbena in 1870 enabled . . . — Map (db m68286) HM

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