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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chambers County, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Chambers 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 Chambers County, AL (22) Lee County, AL (73) Randolph County, AL (8) Tallapoosa County, AL (48) Harris County, GA (29) Troup County, GA (36)  ChambersCounty(22) Chambers County (22)  LeeCounty(73) Lee County (73)  RandolphCounty(8) Randolph County (8)  TallapoosaCounty(48) Tallapoosa County (48)  HarrisCountyGeorgia(29) Harris County (29)  TroupCounty(36) Troup County (36)
LaFayette is the county seat for Chambers County
Adjacent to Chambers County, Alabama
      Lee County (73)  
      Randolph County (8)  
      Tallapoosa County (48)  
      Harris County, Georgia (29)  
      Troup County, Georgia (36)  
 
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1Alabama (Chambers County), Cusseta — Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid / Pat Garrett, "The Man Who Shot Billy the Kid"
On County Road 388 at County Route 267, on the right when traveling west on County Road 388.
Side 1 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid As sheriff of Lincoln County, Pat Garrett was charged with tracking down and arresting Billy the Kid, a friend from Garrett's saloon keeping days in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He was captured . . . Map (db m83262) HM
2Alabama (Chambers County), Five Points — First Consolidated High School in the State of Alabama
On U.S. 431 at County Route 222, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 431.
On a hill one-half mile east of U.S. Highway 431 stood the original Five Points High School. The imposing brick building had two floors above a full basement and a large auditorium that seated 400 people. Erected in 1916, it stood amidst an 18-acre . . . Map (db m195786) HM
3Alabama (Chambers County), Five Points — Five Points, Alabama: Town of Five
On U.S. 431, 0.1 miles south of County Route 222, on the right when traveling south.
In 1885, Five Points was named because of five roads converging at a single point. Before this, the post office was known as Lystra, operated by Postmaster W.C. Smith. The town was incorporated in 1915, making the town Chambers County's oldest . . . Map (db m195788) HM
4Alabama (Chambers County), Fredonia — FredoniaChambers County, Alabama
On 5 Points Fredonia Road (County Road 222) east of County Road 267, on the right when traveling east.
From its foundation, Fredonia was the educational and trade center for northeast section of Chambers County. "The Southern Military Academy" was established in the village by the state legislature and forced to close by the civil strife. Sixteen . . . Map (db m197957) HM
5Alabama (Chambers County), La Fayette — Joe Louis(Barrow)
On Lafayette Street North (U.S. 431) at 1st Avenue Southwest, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street North.
World Heavyweight Champion 1937-1949 Born May 13,1914 Chamber County, Alabama Died April 12,1981 Buried Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia "The Brown Bomber"
"Joe Louis is a credit to his Race… The . . . Map (db m197976)
6Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Chambers County
On Lafayette Street (U.S. 431) just south of Alabama Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Chambers County, created December 18, 1832 from Creek Indian cession. Named for Dr. Henry C. Chambers of Madison County, member of Constitutional Convention 1819, legislature of 1820, elected U.S. Senator 1825 but died enroute to Washington. . . . Map (db m18162) HM
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7Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Chambers County War Memorial
On Lafayette Street (U.S. 431), on the right when traveling north.
In Memory of Chambers Co. Veterans Who Gave Their Lives In Following Wars World War II Askew, Arthur L. Pvt. • Austin, George L. Jr. 1st Lt. • Baker, Edwin H. Sgt. • Bassett, Wilma M. Pvt. • Belcher, Guy E. PFC. • Bishop, Ulysses . . . Map (db m18163) WM
8Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Essie J. Handy Memorial CemeteryChambers County
On B Street, 0.4 miles south of 2nd Street SW, on the right when traveling south.
Elisha and Essie Handy came to La Fayette in 1925. They were educators and active in civic and religious activities. In 1940 their oldest son, Ralph, died from tuberculosis and was buried in the only cemetery in La Fayette for African-Americans . . . Map (db m151220) HM
9Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — LaFayette CemeteryChambers County
On Southeast Avenue A (County Route 50) 0.1 miles east of Southeast 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
LaFayette Cemetery, also known as Westview, began in 1934 with the death of Miss Sarah Gipson. Many early pioneers and veterans of East Alabama are buried here including Revolutionary War Patriot Capt. Alexander Dunn, Col. Charles McLemore, . . . Map (db m83263) HM
10Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Muscogee Indians
On South LaFayette Street (U.S. 431) at East Alabama Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South LaFayette Street.
. . . Map (db m71639) HM
11Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — The LaFayette Presbyterian ChurchOrganized 1835
On 1st Street Southeast at 2nd Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street Southeast.
This structure was built by early settlers from Virginia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas, and subsequently modified. The original building has stood since 1836. Union Sunday School begun here in 1891. Many eminent ministers have filled the . . . Map (db m83264) HM
12Alabama (Chambers County), LaFayette — Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service
On B Street at 1st Place SW, on the right when traveling north on B Street.
Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service was established in 1952 and is representative of a mid-20th century rural African American funeral home. It is the only funeral home in Alabama still operating an ambulance service. The main building of . . . Map (db m151221) HM
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13Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama
On North Lanier Avenue at 1st Street, on the left when traveling north on North Lanier Avenue. Reported missing.
Known as Bluffton from about 1835-1893. Bluffton was incorporated in 1865. Name changed to Lanett, town of Lanett incorporated 1893. Its charter was approved in 1895. Early records mention academies, two near this site. The Presbyterian Church was . . . Map (db m92061) HM
14Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — 141-10 — Ocfuskooche Tallauhassee
On State Line Road (County Route 212) 0.1 miles south of North State Line Road, on the right when traveling north.
A flourishing, ancient town of the Muscogee Indians known as Ocfuskooche Tallahassee (Old Town) stood on this site. English traders from Charles Town visited it about 1685. A trail known as "Old Horse Path" led from this village to the Tallapoosa. . . . Map (db m36315) HM
15Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — Providence Baptist ChurchChambers County, Alabama
On Country Club Road, 1.6 miles west of County Road 210, on the left when traveling west.
Side 1 Providence Baptist Church was organized before 1836 by Elder Francis Calloway. It was one of the ten charter churches of the East Liberty Baptist Association. The small white frame church was built during the ministry of Reverend . . . Map (db m83265) HM
16Alabama (Chambers County), Oak Bowery — Oak BowerySettled 1828
On U.S. 431 near County Road 23, on the right when traveling north.
Near this site stood the Oak Bowery Female Institute, opened in 1849 under auspices of the Methodist church. Masons established the East Alabama Masonic Institute for Young Men Among Oak Bowery's noteworthy citizens: William J. Samford. Alabama . . . Map (db m151222) HM
17Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Armed Forces Tribute
On Boulevard, 0.1 miles south of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south.
A Tribute to the men of our community who have served in the Armed Forces for our country Lest We ForgetMap (db m71652) WM
18Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Fairfax First Christian Church
On Boulevard at Scott Street, on the right when traveling south on Boulevard.
Side 1 Built 1916 by West Point Mfg. Co. and called Fairfax “Union” Church as it was shared by Disciples of Christ, Methodist, & Baptist groups. It was purchased by the Disciples of Christ after the others left to build their . . . Map (db m83266) HM
19Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Fairfax Kindergarten
On Boulevard at Combs Street, on the right when traveling south on Boulevard.
Built in 1916, the kindergarten was one of five original public buildings in the Fairfax Mill Village. Each mill village had an efficient, attractive, and well kept kindergarten for children ages four to six. LaFayette Lanier, Sr. was the . . . Map (db m71634) HM
20Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Langdale Veterans Memorial
On U.S. 29 at 19th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 29.
In Honor of All Langdale Veterans World War II To those who gave the ultimate sacrificeMap (db m71654) WM
21Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Lanier High School
On Cherry Drive at North 13th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Cherry Drive.
The school was located at three different sites on Cherry Drive. Its beginning was in The Blue Hall Building adjacent to Goodsell Methodist Church. Later it was moved to the Dallas/Jackson Home and became the Jackson Hill School. In 1921, George H. . . . Map (db m71638) HM
22Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — West Point Manufacturing Company
On 20th Avenue (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles north of 61st Street West, on the right when traveling east.
Cornerstones of Chattahoochee Mfg. Co., Langdale, Ala., and Alabama & Georgia Mfg. Co., River View, Ala., were laid on August 1, 1866. Mills used Chattahoochee River water power for operation of spindles and looms. Planters and businessmen of . . . Map (db m71637) HM
 
 
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Aug. 18, 2022