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Pickens County Alabama Historical Markers

 
Looking east on SR-14 (Memorial Parkway) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
Looking east on SR-14 (Memorial Parkway)
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot
The Carrollton Short Line Railroad, authorized by the legislature in 1897, connected the Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Reform with the Pickens County seat. John Taylor Cochrane of Tuscaloosa, working with Carrollton citizens, completed that line in . . . — Map (db m92644) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville First Baptist Church
On a wooded spot near where Garden Cemetery is located stood Enon Baptist Church, constituted in August 1823, by Lemuel Prewitt and Henry Petty on land donated by Parks E. Ball. Sometime after 1849 the meeting place was moved about one mile west . . . — Map (db m37524) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville First Baptist Church
Aliceville First Baptist was founded in 1823 as the Enon Baptist Church. The original church site was located in the Garden Community west of Aliceville. In 1904, the membership made the decision to move their congregation to the newly established . . . — Map (db m37525) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp1942 - 1945
During World War II, the United States Army interned 6,000 German prisoners of war here on a 400 acre site, employing 1,000 American military and civilian personnel. Major Karl H. Shriver commanded Corps of Engineers forces which began construction . . . — Map (db m92642) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — George Downer FieldAliceville, Alabama — Dedicated Nov. 7, 1961
Named in honor of George Noonan Downer, Sr. who rendered exemplary community service for more than 50 years. Gov. John Patterson was dedicatory speaker on Nov. 7, 1961. Mr. Downer was born at Cooksville, Miss., July 31, 1888. Served 30 years as . . . — Map (db m92648) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — In Memory of James McCrory
who departed this life November 24th 1840 Aged 82 years, 6 months and 9 days. The deceased was a soldier of the Revolution and was at The battles of Germantown, Brandywine and Guilford Court house, and was one of Washington’s . . . — Map (db m37522) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — R. J. Kirksey High School1958–1971
Summerville Industrial High School, the first high school for African Americans in the southern part of Pickens County, was moved to this site in 1958, becoming Robert Jackson Kirksey High School. The new name honored a long-term member of the . . . — Map (db m92647) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Carrollton — Kelly - Stone - Hill Place
Former home of John Herbert Kelly, brigadier general, C.S. Army, born in Carrollton, March 31, 1840. Appointed to West Point at age 17, resigned a few months before graduation. Fought at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. Mortally . . . — Map (db m37447) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Carrollton — Pickens County CourthouseErected 1877-78
Pickens County, named for General Andrew Pickens of South Carolina, was established December 19, 1820. First County Site was Pickensville. On March 5, 1830, the government awarded 80 acres of land at Carrollton for the County Site. The first . . . — Map (db m22178) HM

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