“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Randolph County Alabama Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, June 7, 2016
Goldville Marker
Alabama (Randolph County), Goldville — GoldvilleGoldville, Alabama
Incorporated on January 25, 1843 Was at one time one of the largest cities in Alabama with a population of near 5,000 With the coming of the California gold rush in 1849 the city became a dormant municipality later to . . . — Map (db m95077) HM
Alabama (Randolph County), Roanoke — Lebanon Christian Church
Founded March 31, 1864 by evangelist Moses Park. William Terry Kirby, Sr. and Nancy T. Greer Kirby donated four acres of land adjacent to their home for the church site. Services were first conducted at a brush arbor on the property, which later . . . — Map (db m11732) HM
Alabama (Randolph County), Roanoke — Roanoke Doll Factory1900-1925
Ella Gannt Smith, artist, inventor, manufactured in this building the famous Roanoke Dolls. The dolls, completely handmade, featured a head molded of plaster of Paris enclosed in a tight cotton fabric cut and stuffed to resemble body, hands and . . . — Map (db m11730) HM
Alabama (Randolph County), Wadley — Louina
One mile north, on the east bank of the Tallapoosa River, was located Louina, named for an Indian woman who operated a trading post. Settled in 1834, it became chief business center in Randolph County with the county’s first newspaper, schools for . . . — Map (db m92503) HM
Alabama (Randolph County), Wedowee — Site of the Home of William Hugh SmithLegislator, Governor
An opponent of secession, he fled north in 1862. Returning after the Civil War, he was elected first governor under the Constitution of 1868 and served one two-year term. He was one of three Republican governors. — Map (db m19015) HM

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