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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
To the memory of the Spanish American and World War Veterans.
Pickens County tribute to the men who wore the grey and were faithful to the end.
To our beloved women of the Confederacy the Spanish . . . — — Map (db m174455) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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