On Court Square at 1st Street North, on the right when traveling west on Court Square.
Clay County was formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on December 7, 1866. Less than a year later, Ashland was established as the county seat on land donated by Hollingsworth Watts for the construction of a . . . — — Map (db m95087) HM
Near Court Square (Road 31) at 2nd Avenue North, on the right when traveling south.
Established Dec. 7, 1866
Boundaries of eastern Talladega County and western Randolph County were redrawn in 1866 to create the 58th county of Alabama. The name honors U. S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Historical place . . . — — Map (db m95095) HM
On Court Square (Alabama Route 9) at 1st Avenue North, on the right when traveling west on Court Square.
Clay County and the
Creek Indian War of 1813-14
During the Creek Indian War of 1813-14, a subset of the War of 1812 with England, numerous figures prominent in American history marched over what would become Clay . . . — — Map (db m95100) HM
On 1st Avenue (Alabama Route 9) at 2nd Street (Alabama Route 77), on the right when traveling west on 1st Avenue.
Dedicated to the veterans of Clay County who so unselfishly served and to those who died in defense of their country Let it be said “We will never forget” Left Panel List of World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans . . . — — Map (db m14302) WM
On 1st Avenue (Alabama Route 9) 0.1 miles north of 5th Street East, on the right when traveling north.
Union Baptist Church. later named the First Baptist Church of Ashland, was founded with 23 charter members in 1865, six years before the town was incorporated. Members met in a log cabin in the southwestern part of Ashland. From . . . — — Map (db m95101) HM
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray
in where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Mount Cheaha is Alabama's highest point at 2,407 feet above
sea level and is part of the . . . — — Map (db m175329) HM
I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work...More important however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work.
–Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cheaha State Park was built by the . . . — — Map (db m175327) HM
On Oct. 29, 1929 the world changed as we know it. On that
ominous day, the stock market crashed and facilitated the U.S.
Great Depression. Many Americans were unemployed and
numerous families lost their homes to foreclosure. In 1933
President . . . — — Map (db m175325) HM
The forests near Cheaha have been inhabited for thousands of years. Trade
routes brought other native and non-native people to the area searching for
ore, gemstones, venison, hides, furs, honey, beeswax, hickory nut oil, and
other medicinal and . . . — — Map (db m175335) HM
In 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction of Cheaha State
Park as parks across the nation were built, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
provided jobs and stability as well as parks for future generations. The 2,799
acre Cheaha . . . — — Map (db m175560) HM
As you walk across this mountain, you will step in their
footsteps. They worked, played, laughed, cried, loved, fought,
and admired this mountain. Rock shelters near the base of the
mountain have revealed archaeological evidence of the
presence . . . — — Map (db m175321) HM
From this viewshed, you are looking over the Talladega
National Forest. The federal government purchased the
land in 1936 as part of an effort to restore clear-cut
timberlands and farmlands no longer capable of
producing crops. The contiguous . . . — — Map (db m175330) HM
On Shady Grove Road (Alabama Route 9) at Alabama Route 63, on the right when traveling north on Shady Grove Road.
Hostile Creeks attacked Andrew Jackson, withdrawing to Ft. Strother, Jan. 24, 1814. His troops broke through lines, kept on to Ft. Strother. But Creeks boasted that they defeated 'Capt. Jack', drove him to the Coosa. — — Map (db m95076) HM
On Cheaha Road (Alabama Route 49) south of Nichols Street, on the right when traveling south.
Native Americans were the first to inhabit the area known as
Lineville. The Creek Indian War of 1812, however, resulted in their
removal. The first white settlers here were William and Thomas
Lundie. Their settlement became known as Lundie's . . . — — Map (db m175281) HM
On Mellow Valley Street (Alabama Route 49) at Main Street (Alabama Route 9), on the right when traveling south on Mellow Valley Street.
This historic site marks the first
settlement known as "Lundie's
Crossroads" settled in 1838. The name
changed to "County Line" in 1856. Clay
County was formed on this line from
Randolph and Talladega Counties in
1866. The . . . — — Map (db m95103) HM
On Cheaha Road (Alabama Route 49) at Nichols Street, on the right when traveling north on Cheaha Road.
The first Methodist Church in Lineville began in a brush arbor
before the Civil War. In 1861, this tract of land was donated for the
construction of a permanent structure, which was completed in 1866.
The pastor was the Rev. R. A. Timmons, a . . . — — Map (db m175282) HM