“Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama” (The German Colony of North Alabama) lies south of Highway 278E and consists of 27 blocks containing 135 buildings representing various types of historic architecture. The . . . — — Map (db m33837) HM
Alabama is one of the states with the most biodiversity.
In fact, Alabama ranks #1 when it comes to the number of freshwater critters!
Biodiversity refers to the total number of different plant and animal species.
Every organism from . . . — — Map (db m106105)
Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history.
Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, which . . . — — Map (db m106097) HM
Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook
Col. Streight’s raiders (U.S.A.)
In hand-to-hand battle after dark 3 horses shot from under Forrest, Union force fled southward with Forrest in . . . — — Map (db m33802) HM
A tribute to the citizens of
Cullman County for
bending, but not breaking, following
the EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011.
Dedicated: April 27, 2013
Designed by: Cullman City Street Dept. — — Map (db m101094) HM
The Betz Addition Historic District, also known as “Quality Hill”, lies to the north of Highway 278 East and is named in honor of Cullman’s first mayor, Fred Betz. The district is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. . . . — — Map (db m33839) HM
Birdwatching is a popular hobby for many in Alabama. Not only are birds fun to watch, but they also tell us a lot about environmental health.
Pileated Woodpecker • Red-tailed Hawk • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker • Cardinal • Bluebird • American . . . — — Map (db m106103) HM
This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution . . . — — Map (db m33833) HM
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The
Nation's Oldest Military Decoration
"The Purple Heart"
Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of
the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932
My stone is red for
the . . . — — Map (db m101168) WM
This monument is dedicated
to the brave men of the
Confederacy, who gave
their lives and livelihood
for the noble cause. Mere
words on a stone are
little tribute to the
measure they gave. But
we do this so that future . . . — — Map (db m101105) WM
Dedicated in memory
of those from
who gave their lives
in the service
of their country
Aubrey G. Adams • John Mayfield
A. P. Alvis • Leo A. Ponder
Leo D. Andrews • Norman Rivers
William A. Bates . . . — — Map (db m101104) WM
Dedicated in memory
of those from
who gave their lives
in the service
of their country
World War I
Abercrombie Sam • McCain Rudolphus
Baker George N. • McConnell William
Bates General D. • Morgan William W. . . . — — Map (db m101165) WM
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company completed building this Mission Style depot in 1913. When the tracks were laid below ground level, it replaced Cullman's first station located on First Avenue at Third Street, SW.
Passenger service . . . — — Map (db m29975) HM
The city of Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, which had scattered settlers as early as 1823. Called "The Crossroads of the True South," Cullman was founded by Col. Johann Gottfried Cullmann. After fleeing his German homeland and living . . . — — Map (db m66397) HM
The first church in the City of Cullman was established on this block of land donated by the North and South Railroad in February 1874. Lots 154, 155, and 181 were granted to Henry Dietz, August Henning, and George Stoback as trustees of the . . . — — Map (db m33841) HM
Born Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany July 2, 1823
Died Cullman, Alabama December 3, 1895
Colonel Cullmann Founded the City of Cullman, Alabama, in 1873.
Later, in 1877, he founded Cullman County. He also established the Alabama Towns of Bangor, . . . — — Map (db m83459) HM
In 1946, the McPhillips family brought King Pharr Canning Company, a major vegetable canning operation to Cullman. Led by chairman Julian B. McPhillips of Mobile, and his two sons Julian L. McPhillips and W. Warren McPhillips (returning from Navy . . . — — Map (db m101093) HM
Land-based activities affect water quality and quantity. For that reason, it is important that we make good decisions about our day to day actions.
Dry stacks prevent poultry manure from entering streams.
Silt fences prevent erosion from . . . — — Map (db m107957) HM
The first family to settle this area in 1832. Married Nancy Stewart Hanby, daughter of Gabriel Hanby, who was one of the original framers of the Alabama Constitution. They became parents of 11 children: 4 sons served in the Confederate Army. At one . . . — — Map (db m201371) HM
The Cullman County native was the first
man drafted in America for World War I. His
Selective Service number 258, was the first
one drawn in the U.S. Senate Building in
Washington D.C. on July 20, 1917. 10,500 men
were drafted that . . . — — Map (db m101097) HM
How can we know if Crooked Creek is healthy or safe for recreation?
Monitoring water quality with various test can give us our answers.
Chemistry Monitoring examines different variables like temperature, PH, dissolved oxygen, and water . . . — — Map (db m106101) HM
K Company 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division
Last American soldier killed in combat, WWII.
Shot in back of ear, right side, by a Japanese sniper in Guam.
Buried, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Thrifty German colonists, led by Col. John G. Cullman, in 1873 settled this thinly populated plateau.
This section, previously thought unproductive, became famous for its diversified crops. — — Map (db m29976) HM
The first church at the town site of Cullman. Founded May 1, 1874, at the beginning of the second year of settlement.
An ethnic German church formed by immigrant families. Services held exclusively in the German language until 1932. In 1937, . . . — — Map (db m33840) HM
Preservation of this Weiss Cottage was initiated by the Cullman County Historical Society and implemented by the Cullman County Federation of Women’s Clubs, City of Cullman Bicentennial Commission and the City of Cullman Community Development . . . — — Map (db m33836) HM
There are two main ways wastewater is treated. In rural areas septic tanks are common, in more populated areas homes are connected to wastewater treatment plants.
A Septic Tank is a concrete or steel tank buried near a home. Raw sewage . . . — — Map (db m106106) HM
Water pollution is the contamination of waterbodies (for example streams, rivers, lakes and bays) often caused by human actions.
Point Source Pollution is contamination that can be traced to a specific source such as a wastewater pipe or an . . . — — Map (db m106108) HM
At Clarkson Covered Bridge, your drinking water comes from Lake Catoma.
Following a drop of water from the source through the treatment process and eventually to the faucet.
1. Coagulation is the process that removes dirt and particles . . . — — Map (db m106109) HM
Pursuit and Union Col. Streight’s defense, from Battle Ground (26 M. - NW) to capture at Lawrence (80 M. - East) - said to be greatest cavalry fight in modern warfare. It passed here May 1, 1863. — — Map (db m33801) HM
Old Indian trails leading to the Mulberry River were still fresh when a few dirt farmers began to settle just west of what is now Hanceville. From the beginning a steady stream of settlers, many of whom were German and Irish . . . — — Map (db m156413) HM
The Little School House was constructed in 1898 by the men of the Garden City Colonization Society. German immigrants were lured South by the railroad land agents' promise of a new life. Almost all the families of the school children were farmers; . . . — — Map (db m156412) HM
First Baptist Church of Holy Pond was organized in 1885 as Holly Pond Missionary Baptist Church. Charter members included the families of P.R. Tennison, William Jefferson Hazelwood, Bill House, Seaborn Shaw and Isaac Barnett. Over the course of the . . . — — Map (db m156417) HM
Guy Hunt was born June 17, 1933, in Holly Pond, Alabama, to William Otto and Orene Holcomb Hunt. Guy grew up on the family farm and graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1950 as salutatorian of his class at age sixteen. He married Helen Chambers, . . . — — Map (db m160663) HM
Marked by an antique arch, the Holly Pond Cemetery encompasses 10 acres and a chapel built in 1975. The site was chosen to replace the burial ground in the center of town and make room for the town to grow. The first acre was deeded to the deacons . . . — — Map (db m160676) HM
In 1873, a one-room schoolhouse was built in Holly Pond in the triangle between Highway 278 and the Blountsville Road. In 1890-91, a new two-story, four-room frame structure was built on Highway 278, across from the Baptist church. . . . — — Map (db m156418) HM
Thomas Monroe Corbin and his wife, Ella, settled here in 1894 on 80 acres and built a home. As pioneers, they cleared the ground with crosscut saws, draft horses, double-bit axes, and shovels. Rocks from the field, removed with a horse-drawn slide, . . . — — Map (db m160656) HM
Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain. Trustees, J. J. McKissack, W. H. Martin, J. C. Vickery, J. W. Kilgo, together with . . . — — Map (db m34244) HM
Named after a Civil War Battle fought April 30, 1863, between Confederate troops commanded by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union troops commanded by Colonel Abel D. Streight. Confederates lost 50 to 75 men killed or wounded. Union lost 30 men. . . . — — Map (db m33807) HM
"This was a glorious fight, one that did the soldiers' hearts good to look upon, made there in the mountains in the darkness of the night, almost hand-to-hand, with only the light from the vivid flash of the artillery and . . . — — Map (db m101089) HM
"The thanks of Congress are again due to General N. B. Forrest and the officers and men of his command, for meritorious service in the field, and especially for the daring, skill, and perseverance exhibited in the pursuit . . . — — Map (db m101090) HM