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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tallapoosa County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Tallapoosa County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tallapoosa County, AL (57) Chambers County, AL (24) Clay County, AL (17) Coosa County, AL (3) Elmore County, AL (49) Lee County, AL (74) Macon County, AL (92) Randolph County, AL (14)  TallapoosaCounty(57) Tallapoosa County (57)  ChambersCounty(24) Chambers County (24)  ClayCounty(17) Clay County (17)  CoosaCounty(3) Coosa County (3)  ElmoreCounty(49) Elmore County (49)  LeeCounty(74) Lee County (74)  MaconCounty(92) Macon County (92)  RandolphCounty(14) Randolph County (14)
Dadeville is the county seat for Tallapoosa County
Adjacent to Tallapoosa County, Alabama
      Chambers County (24)  
      Clay County (17)  
      Coosa County (3)  
      Elmore County (49)  
      Lee County (74)  
      Macon County (92)  
      Randolph County (14)  
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1 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Alexander City: A Textile Community
Front Youngsville, Alabama was incorporated in 1872. The name was changed to Alexander City in March 1873. In 1892, when cotton was king, farmers and planters in the Alexander City area were producing an estimated 18,000 bales of cotton a . . . Map (db m45739) HM
2 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Court Square
Anticipating the construction of a railroad through the country hamlet of Youngsville, Griffin Young in 1860 hired W. H. Whatley to survey a portion of his property and lay it off in forty-eight town lots. In the plan two acres were reserved for use . . . Map (db m28544) HM
3 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church was organized March 2, 1893. The church was made up of 17 members at the home of Robert Clinton Sandlin, who was installed as the First Ruling Elder. The church constructed their 1st building on this site in 1895. The . . . Map (db m28548) HM
4 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — First United Methodist Church 1872
Following a fire in June 1902 that destroyed the Methodist Episcopal Church of the North Alabama Conference, along with most of downtown Alexander City, the church leadership chose to relocate to this site. Construction began in 1903 on the . . . Map (db m57995) HM
5 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Menawa, War Chief — about 1766 - 1837 — Reported missing
Indian farmer - merchant chose to resist whites' advance on Indians' lands. In Creek War he led Creeks at Battle of Horseshoe Bend. His warriors were beaten by Jackson's superior force but Menawa escaped.Map (db m66680) HM
6 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Needmore 1873
Freedmen moving to the new market town of Youngsville in the early 1870s occupied homes along a street they called Needmore Street. They relocated their house of worship from near the present junction of South Central Avenue and Cherokee Road to . . . Map (db m45740) HM
7 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — The First Baptist Church — 1872
In the summer of 1872 a few residents in the village of Youngsville gathered for a revival held on the hill later occupied by Mistletoe Bough. Alexander City’s First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church trace their origins from that . . . Map (db m28551) HM
8 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874
The transformation of Youngsville from a country hamlet to a market town can be traced from the arrival of the railroad. The Savannah and Memphis Railroad was completed from Opelika to the east side of the Tallapoosa River at Sturdivant in 1872. . . . Map (db m28653) HM
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9 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Alexander City — Youngsville
Following the Creek Cession in 1832, settlers, mostly from Georgia and the Carolinas, occupied this section of the Creek Nation. Among the first settlers was James Young who purchased land a half-mile west near a trading post called Georgia Store. . . . Map (db m28658) HM
10 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Camp Hill — Edward Bell High School / Alma Mater
(side 1) Edward Bell High School On this site Tallapoosa County Training School, later named Edward Bell High School, became the first high school for African Americans in Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 1931, with graduation of its . . . Map (db m92505) HM
11 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Camp Hill — First Universalist Church of Camp Hill
The First Universalist Church of Camp Hill was the largest Universalist church in the southeastern United States in the first half of the 20th century. With roots in the European Enlightenment, Universalism was transplanted to the American . . . Map (db m92504) HM
12 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Camp Hill — Lyman Ward Military Academy
Lyman Ward Military Academy was founded in 1898 as the Southern Industrial Institute by Dr. Lyman Ward, a Universalist minister from New York. Dr. Ward established SII to educate the poor children of Alabama, many of whom had few opportunities due . . . Map (db m25501) HM
13 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Alabama Mills WWII Memorial
In honor of those who served so gallantly in World War II, 1941 — 1945 and in memory of the following who made the supreme sacrifice Monroe Newman • G.W. HendersonMap (db m95134) WM
14 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Battle Of Horseshoe Bend — One hundredth anniversary — 1814 - 1914 —
This tablet is placed by Tallapoosa County in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle Of Horseshoe Bend, fought within its limits on March 27, 1814. There the Creek Indians, led by Menawa and other chiefs, . . . Map (db m28751) HM
15 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Carnation Milk Plant — 1943~1961
In 1941, the Carnation Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, purchased land in Dadeville to build a powdered milk plant on this site. Difficulties securing the proper milk evaporating equipment delayed the opening of the facility until November 1943. . . . Map (db m223977) HM
16 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Dadeville Coca-Cola Company — 1912~1934
In 1912, Adam Hill Wilder opened a Coca-Cola bottling plant at the corner of Cussetta and West streets. Wilder's plant produced the beverage in 6.5-ounce glass bottles, filled one at a time by machine. A case of thirty-four bottles cost 80’. For . . . Map (db m223953) HM
17 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Dennis Hotel — Circa 1836~Circa 1960
Called the United States Hotel until the 1890s, the Dennis Hotel was owned by a Dadeville family by that name for well over a century. It began as a stage stop, and gained fame as the living quarters for mid-19th-century humorist Johnson Jones . . . Map (db m223969) HM
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18 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — First Baptist Church — 1838
Dadeville First Baptist Church was organized on December 1, 1838. The initial congregation of nine community members. banding together to serve Christ, met first in a home and then in the Masonic Lodge. The first sanctuary, built in 1854 on . . . Map (db m95106) HM
19 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. — 1902 - 1968 — County Agent and Civic Leader —
Fletcher Farrington, after graduating from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), came to Tallapoosa County as a county agent for the Agricultural Extension Service in 1932. Concluding that soil erosion was the local farmers . . . Map (db m95105) HM
20 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Grafenberg Medical Institute — 1852 - 1861
Alabama’s first medical school. Trained physicians who rendered great service to the State and Confederacy. Closed by war and death of its founder, Philip M. Shepard, M.D.Map (db m28741) HM
21 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Historic Dadeville
Strategically located at the juncture of 19th-century roads from Georgia and Tennessee, Dadeville was first charted in 1837. The next year, it was designated the seat of justice for Tallapoosa County, one of a number of counties created in 1832 . . . Map (db m223964) HM
22 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Horseshoe Bend Battle Ground — 12 Miles North
There on March 27, 1814 General Andrew Jackson commanding U. S. forces and friendly Indians, broke the power of the Creek Confederacy.Map (db m39812) HM
23 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Johnson J. Hooper — 1815 - 1861
. . . Map (db m28745) HM
24 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County
In August 1814, following Gen. Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, the Creek Nation ceded its land in central and south Alabama to the U.S. Government. On March 24, 1832, the Creek Nation signed the Treaty of Cusseta, . . . Map (db m223956) HM
25 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County High School — 1910~1949
A 1907 act of the Alabama Legislature called for the construction of a new public high school in each county. Officials selected Dadeville as the location of Tallapoosa County High School. Residents sought private funds and used a bond issue to . . . Map (db m223975) HM
26 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County Korean & Vietnam War Memorial
Honor Roll In loving memory of the men of Tallapoosa County who made the supreme sacrifice. "Korean Conflict" 25 June 1950 to 31 January 1955 Betts, Charles Jr. Brooks, Jimmy Bryant, Morris N. Buckner, Ernest B. . . . Map (db m68063) WM
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27 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial
To the memory of the men of Tallapoosa County Alabama who gave their lives in the World War Sanford E. Adams Henry Lorenza Dabbs Paul H. Harris Amos D. Howle Handley Mask Clarence E. Newell Allen Plant Harmie E. Stevens . . . Map (db m68068) WM
28 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Tallapoosa County World War II Memorial
Tallapoosa County honors its sons who gave their lives in World War II Sacrifice • Courage Jack N. Adams • Charles W. Allen • Phillip H. Avery • James F. Baker • William C. Baxter • Austin Belyeu • Lois Blankenship • Eddie . . . Map (db m68162) WM
29 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — The Rock Store / The Rock Store's Cosby Family — 1890s~1957
The Rock Store Built in the late 1890s by Wingfield Terrell Cosby, Sr., his wife Drusilla, and their seven children, the Rock Store was a Tallapoosa County institution for more than a half century. Local rocks crudely stacked and joined with . . . Map (db m223944) HM
30 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — William Carl Roeck — 1836~1920
Born and educated in Baden, Germany, and educated as a horticulturist, William Carl Roeck arrived in America in 1854 at the age of eighteen and engaged in extensive travels. He later enlisted in the Confederate Army, serving four years in the Second . . . Map (db m223945) HM
31 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Dadeville — Woods Presbyterian Church
In 1898, nine area residents organized a Presbyterian church with Rev. B.F. Bellinger as organizational pastor. Worship services were held every fourth Sunday in the old Concord School or, weather permitting, under a bush arbor on the site. A . . . Map (db m95111) HM
32 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — A Bloody Contest — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Any officer or soldiers who flies before the enemy-shall suffer death. With these harsh words, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson marched his soldiers 52 miles from the Coosa River to Horseshoe Bend and a bloody contest with the Red Sticks. His . . . Map (db m46674) HM
33 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Charge! — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Having maintained for a few minutes a very obstinate contest, muzzle to muzzle, through the port-holes, in which many of the enemy's balls were welded to the bayonets of our musquets, our troops succeeded in gaining possession of the opposite . . . Map (db m46676) HM
34 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Daviston, Alabama / Daviston School
Daviston, Alabama Daviston, incorporated February 16, 1887, is believed to be the first incorporated rural town in Tallapoosa County. The first mayor was J.D. Dunn. Daviston was a natural evolution of the opening of Indian lands in 1832. Much . . . Map (db m92502) HM
35 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Designed for Defense — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
...[The Creek] had erected a breast-work, of greatest compactness and strength-from five to eight feet high, and prepared with double rows of port-holes very artfully army could not approach it without being exposed to a double and . . . Map (db m46677) HM
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36 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Futile Escape — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I ordered [Lt. Jesse] Bean to take possession of the Island below, with forty men, to prevent the enemy's taking refuge many of the enemy did attempt their escape...but not one were landed-they were sunk by [Lt.] Beans command ere . . . Map (db m46389) HM
37 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Gun Hill
Here at 10:30 on the morning of March 27, 1814, General Jackson quickly emplaced his single battery, one 3-pounder and one 6-pounder. He immediately opened a lively but ineffective fire on the center of the sturdy log barricade. After his Indian . . . Map (db m51671) HM
38 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Horseshoe Bend Battleground Monument
Here on the Horseshoe Battleground General Andrew Jackson and his brave men broke the power of the Creek Indians under Chief Menawa March 29, 1814Map (db m51673) HM
39 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Horseshoe Bend Campaign Combatants
In memory of the Soldiers and Indian allies who died in combat with the Upper Creek Indians during the Horseshoe Bend Campaign in the Creek War of 1813-1814 In memory of the Upper Creek Warriors who died in combat with United . . . Map (db m64594) WM
40 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — Who Were the Creek? — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park The park offers activities designed to commemorate the events that occurred here on March 27, 1814. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend ended the Creek Indian War and added nearly 23 million acres of land to the . . . Map (db m46232) HM
41 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Jackson Trace
This stone marks the terminus of the route traced through the wilderness by Jackson's army during the Horseshoe Bend campaign.Map (db m51670) HM
42 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Major Lemuel P. Montgomery — "He Acted With The Greatest Gallantry" — March 27, 1814 —
Leading the charge on the Indian defenses, Major Montgomery fell while storming the log barricade, Horseshoe Bend was his first battle. But the 28 year old Tennessean already a distinguished lawyer, was among the most promising of Jackson's officers.Map (db m51667) HM
43 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Miller Covered Bridge — 1908~1963 — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park —
Completed in 1908, the bridge was the first to span the Tallapoosa River between Dadeville and New Site. It was named in honor of Nora E. Miller, who owned the land upon which the bridge was located. Dadeville builder W. H. Wynn and his son, Will, . . . Map (db m223949) HM
44 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Tecumseh and the Prophets — Reported missing
In 1811 Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian tapped the growing resentment within the Creek Nation. Treaties with the whites had always seemed to work against them. The U.S. Government had adopted a persistent policy to change Creek government and culture. . . . Map (db m95260) WM
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45 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — The High Ground — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
[The] high ground which extended about mid-way from the breastwork to the river was in some manner open, but the declivity and flat which surrounded it was filled with fallen timber, the growth of which was very heavy, and had been so arrayed . . . Map (db m47498) HM
46 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — They Fought to the Last — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
By dark, more than 800 Red Stick warriors were dead and at least 350 women and children were prisoners. Jackson's army suffered 154 men wounded and 49 killed. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend effectively ended the Creek Indian War. Five months later, . . . Map (db m51665) HM
47 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Tohopeka in Flames — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
In this meadow 350 women and children, sheltered in the village of Tohopeka, listened to the sounds of battle drifting back from the barricade 1,000 yards away. Alarmed, they watched as enemy Cherokee and Lower Creek warriors crossed the river, . . . Map (db m47469) HM
48 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — While the Long Roll Was Beating — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
I never had such emotions as while the long roll was beating...It was not fear, it was not anxiety or concern of the fate of those who were so soon to fall but it was a kind of enthusiasm that thrilled through every nerve and animated me with . . . Map (db m46675) HM
49 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — Who Were the Creek? — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park —
Originally the name "Creek" referred only to Muskogee Indians living near Ochese Creek in central Georgia. Over time the name spread to include all Muskogee people along the rivers of present-day Georgia and Alabama. At one time the region held . . . Map (db m223985) HM
50 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Daviston — With Deer Tails in Their Hair — Horseshoe Bend National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On the morning of the battle, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson’s Indian allies surrounded the lower portion of Horseshoe Bend. The Cherokee were positioned across the river from where you stand; the Lower Creek were farther upriver to your left. . . . Map (db m47446) HM
51 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Jacksons' Gap — Fort Okfuskee — ←— 6 mi. west —«
Built in 1735 by British from Carolina in futile attempt to gain trade of the Creek Indians from the French, located at Fort Toulouse, 40 mi. S. Okfuskee was the largest town in Creek Confederacy.Map (db m22232) HM
52 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, New Site — Battle Of Emucfau — – 5 miles south → — January 22, 1814 —
Jackson fortified position here during Creek Indian War (1813-1814). Although repeated attacks by the Red Sticks were repulsed, Jackson withdrew with the Indians pursuing.Map (db m45736) HM
53 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, New Site — Town of New Site
In 1849, residents of Goldville began leaving the gold mining in northern Tallapoosa County for richer fields in California. A new location was found to the south. Stores, sawmills, and cotton gins were built. By 1857, “New Site” was . . . Map (db m92501) HM
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54 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Reeltown — Site of Thaddeus Post Office
On June 20, 1880, David M. Key, Postmaster General of the United States of America, appointed Thaddeus T. Webster as Postmaster at Thaddeus (now Reeltown), Alabama, which office he held with honor, ability and integrity until his death in 1889. His . . . Map (db m68033) HM
55 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Tallassee — History of Tallassee — by Bill Goss
This land belonged to the Creek (Muskogee) Indians, who had lived in the Tallassee area for hundreds of years, until their removal in 1836. Benjamin Hawkins, the Creek Indian Agent for the U.S. government, visited the Creek Indians in 1798 in the . . . Map (db m67865) HM
56 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Tallassee — Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the young men of Tallassee who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War PFC Richard Clark LT. Charles Davis CW.O. Donald Estes SGT. Joseph Johnson CPL. Jimmy Hudson CAPT. Davis Mathis SGT. Calvin . . . Map (db m67916) WM
57 Alabama, Tallapoosa County, Tallassee — Tukabahchi — 1686-1836
This stone placed at the Great Council Tree marks the site of Tukabahchi 1686-1836 Capital of the Upper Creek Indian Nation. Here were born Efau Haujo, Great Medal Chief, and Opothleyaholo, Creek leaders. Big Warrior . . . Map (db m67863) HM
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