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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion County, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Marion 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 Marion County, AL (13) Fayette County, AL (4) Franklin County, AL (15) Lamar County, AL (6) Walker County, AL (9) Winston County, AL (27) Itawamba County, MS (21) Monroe County, MS (27)  MarionCounty(13) Marion County (13)  FayetteCounty(4) Fayette County (4)  FranklinCounty(15) Franklin County (15)  LamarCounty(6) Lamar County (6)  WalkerCounty(9) Walker County (9)  WinstonCounty(27) Winston County (27)  ItawambaCountyMississippi(21) Itawamba County (21)  MonroeCounty(27) Monroe County (27)
Hamilton is the county seat for Marion County
Adjacent to Marion County, Alabama
      Fayette County (4)  
      Franklin County (15)  
      Lamar County (6)  
      Walker County (9)  
      Winston County (27)  
      Itawamba County, Mississippi (21)  
      Monroe County, Mississippi (27)  
 
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1Alabama, Marion County, Bear Creek — Factory Cemetery
Near Highway 172/241, 0.1 miles north of Elliot Drive.
Circa 1850 1st Dated Stone 1877 Map (db m94962) HM
2Alabama, Marion County, Glen Allen — Town of Glen Allen, Alabama
On Alabama Route 129 just north of Twin Street North, on the right when traveling north.
In the early days, Glen Allen was known as Stewart's Gap. Glen Allen got its name from the last names of two engineers who worked with the railroad company. In early 1889 lots were laid out along the rail tracks using the railroad to serve as . . . Map (db m168048) HM
3Alabama, Marion County, Guin — City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years / The Storms of 1974
On 11th Avenue (U.S. 43) at U.S. 278, on the right when traveling west on 11th Avenue.
City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years In 1889, Dr. Jeremiah Guin gave land to the Kansas City, Missouri & Birmingham Railroad to allow completion of its Memphis to Birmingham railway. The rails connected at Dr. Guin's farm, about ¼ . . . Map (db m96796) HM
4Alabama, Marion County, Guin — Historical PikevilleCounty Seat of Marion County — 1820-1882 —
On U.S. 278 at milepost 66,, 0.2 miles north of Road 2, on the right when traveling north.
Side 1 Pikeville, designated as the first permanent county seat for Marion County, lies along General Andrew Jackson's Military Road. Earlier temporary county seats were mostly along the Tombigbee River in what was Mississippi when the . . . Map (db m96485) HM
5Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — Confederate Veterans Bicentennial MemorialHamilton - Marion County, Alabama
On Military Street.
In Memory of Re-Union 6th and 7th August 1904 Managers: Probate Judge Wm. R. White and Hon. Mack Pearce Guest Speakers Ex-rept. Wm. C. Davis, Hamilton - later Lieut. Gov. Ala. Ex-Rept. Wm. W. Brandon, Tuscaloosa - later Governor, Ala. . . . Map (db m80883) HM WM
6Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — General Jackson's Military Road
On Berryhill Road, 0.1 miles south of County Road 55, on the right when traveling north.
Andrew Jackson returned victorious from the Battle of New Orleans along this path to Tennessee after the War of 1812. Already in use by 1812, it was improved with federal funds in 1816. The road handled foot, horse, wagon, and stagecoach traffic and . . . Map (db m96483) HM
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7Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — Hamilton, Alabama
On Military Street South (U.S. 278) at State Route 17, on the right when traveling south on Military Street South.
Side 1 Hamilton was established on November 17, 1882 and was named in honor of Capt. Albert James Hamilton. Hamilton was first known as "Toll Gate," named for a toll gate on the Jackson Military Road. The original county seat of Marion . . . Map (db m96479) HM
8Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — History of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts
On Military Street South (U.S. 278) at 1st Avenue SW, on the right when traveling south on Military Street South.
Side 1 February 13, 1818 — Gin Port - west of Amory, MS on Tombigbee River December 16, 1819 — Henry Grier House, near Columbus, MS - first designated courthouse Late 1820-1822 — Military Ford Court - under . . . Map (db m96791) HM
9Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — The First Alabama CavalryU.S. Army
On Military Street.
The First Alabama Cavalry U.S. Army Organized July 12, 1862 - Deactivated October 20, 1865 Huntsville, Alabama Colonel George E. Spenser, Commander Organized by special order No. 100 by Major General Don Carlos Buell of U.S. Army. Over . . . Map (db m80884) HM WM
10Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — The Hamilton Mounds SiteAlabama Indigenous Mound Trail
On Old Indian Mound Road, 0.2 miles east of U.S. 278, on the left when traveling east.
The cluster of three mounds known as the Hamilton Mounds site is the largest indigenous mound site in Marion County, Alabama. The site includes three mounds along the Buttahatchee River: a large mound with a two-tiered summit, another smaller . . . Map (db m174428) HM
11Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — Toll Gate
On Orlando Street at National Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Orlando Street.
Side 1 {Map of Early Toll Gate Area Hamilton, Alabama County Seat Location} Captain Albert J. Hamilton, Judge Terrell's son-in-law, petitioned the Alabama legislature for a new county seat election. Toll Gate won the . . . Map (db m96793) HM
12Alabama, Marion County, Winfield — State Bank and TrustFormerly Winfield State Bank
On Bankhead Highway, on the right when traveling east.
Bank stands as architectural and financial landmark. Began serving community 6-8-1907. Community's oldest bank. Doors kept open continuously even during the Great Depression. Current building designed by Warren, Knight & Davis of Birmingham . . . Map (db m201513) HM
13Alabama, Marion County, Winfield — Winfield, Alabama
On Bankhead Highway, on the right when traveling west.
Earliest visitors to the region now known as Winfield were bands of Chickasaw Indians who frequented this area as a hunting ground. The abundant wildlife of the Appalachian foothills made this area attractive to early hunters. After the Chickasaw . . . Map (db m85847) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023