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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pickens County, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Pickens 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 Pickens County, AL (18) Fayette County, AL (4) Greene County, AL (12) Lamar County, AL (6) Sumter County, AL (13) Tuscaloosa County, AL (130) Lowndes County, MS (48) Noxubee County, MS (16)  PickensCounty(18) Pickens County (18)  FayetteCounty(4) Fayette County (4)  GreeneCounty(12) Greene County (12)  LamarCounty(6) Lamar County (6)  SumterCounty(13) Sumter County (13)  TuscaloosaCounty(130) Tuscaloosa County (130)  LowndesCountyMississippi(48) Lowndes County (48)  NoxubeeCounty(16) Noxubee County (16)
Carrollton is the county seat for Pickens County
Adjacent to Pickens County, Alabama
      Fayette County (4)  
      Greene County (12)  
      Lamar County (6)  
      Sumter County (13)  
      Tuscaloosa County (130)  
      Lowndes County, Mississippi (48)  
      Noxubee County, Mississippi (16)  
 
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1Alabama, 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
2Alabama, 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
3Alabama, 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
4Alabama, 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
5Alabama, 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
6Alabama, 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
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7Alabama, 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
8Alabama, Pickens County, Carrollton — Carrollton Short Line Railroad
The Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company in 1897 announced plans to build a line from Artesia, Mississippi through Pickens County to Tuscaloosa and on the Montgomery. Leading citizens in Carrollton sought to persuade the company to bring the line through . . . Map (db m178594) HM
9Alabama, 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
10Alabama, 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
11Alabama, Pickens County, Carrollton — Pickens County War Memorial
Left To the memory of the Spanish American and World War Veterans. Center Pickens County tribute to the men who wore the grey and were faithful to the end. Right To our beloved women of the Confederacy the Spanish . . . Map (db m174455) WM
12Alabama, Pickens County, Gordo — First City Hall - Jail
Built June 1914 by Gordo’s first town council to house Mayor Benjamin Garrison’s office, city courtroom and jail. Building used as city hall – jail until 1949. Records show it to be the oldest remaining brick structure in Gordo. Restored . . . Map (db m152576) HM
13Alabama, Pickens County, Gordo — History of Gordo, Alabama
This area's first settlers arrived in the 1830s and established the Crossroads community at the intersection of the Columbus-Tuscaloosa and Vienna-Fayette stagecoach roads, one mile northeast of Gordo's present location on Highway 82. The name Gordo . . . Map (db m152577) HM
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14Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — Historic Pickensville Rosenwald School
This school was erected in c. 1925 and sits on 3 acres donated by two community citizens, Nunnie and Jennie Stinson, parents of Yeuma Stinson-Gillis. Some educators were: A.B. Bonner, Nora Spencer, Dotha Will Moss, Annie Sherrod, Zora . . . Map (db m178783) HM
15Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — History of the Snagboat Montgomery
What is a Snagboat? Snagboats remove snags – underwater trees, stumps, or branches – that created obstructions to river navigation. A large grapple or clamshell on the snagboat’s beam pulled these obstacles from the river. Equipped with a scoop . . . Map (db m179093) HM
16Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — Pickensville Historic District
In 1817, two years before Alabama became a state, a white man named Josiah Tilley came in the Tombigbee area which was inhabited by Indians. In 1820, the Town of Pickensville was established and named for Civil War General Andrew Pickens of South . . . Map (db m178599) HM
17Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — The Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway
In June 1985, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, opened the Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway. This carefully planned engineering effort created a year-round commercial navigation route 234 miles long. Stretching from the rugged north . . . Map (db m179089) HM
18Alabama, Pickens County, Pickensville — The U.S. Snagboat MontgomeryA National Historic Landmark
The U.S. Snagboat Montgomery was designated a National Historic Landmark in June of 1989. Serving as one of the South’s last steam~powered sternwheelers, the Montgomery was used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain seven navigable rivers. . . . Map (db m179079) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023