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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe County, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Monroe 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 Monroe County, AL (23) Baldwin County, AL (136) Butler County, AL (24) Clarke County, AL (48) Conecuh County, AL (26) Escambia County, AL (31) Wilcox County, AL (19)  MonroeCounty(23) Monroe County (23)  BaldwinCounty(136) Baldwin County (136)  ButlerCounty(24) Butler County (24)  ClarkeCounty(48) Clarke County (48)  ConecuhCounty(26) Conecuh County (26)  EscambiaCounty(31) Escambia County (31)  WilcoxCounty(19) Wilcox County (19)
Monroeville is the county seat for Monroe County
Adjacent to Monroe County, Alabama
      Baldwin County (136)  
      Butler County (24)  
      Clarke County (48)  
      Conecuh County (26)  
      Escambia County (31)  
      Wilcox County (19)  
 
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1Alabama, Monroe County, Beatrice — Buena Vista
On County Road 56 west of Marshall Road, on the right when traveling west.
Buena Vista was not always known by this name. The village was named Germany by the first settler in the area, Andrew Rikard, who arrived here in 1818 with is family from South Carolina. Mr. Rikard was of German descent, His son, Jake, established . . . Map (db m203329) HM
2Alabama, Monroe County, Beatrice — Indian Springs Baptist Church
On State Road 21, 5 miles north of State Road 47, on the right when traveling north.
This sanctuary was built one mile west of this site about 1825 near springs used by local Indians. The original wood-frame building survived virtually unchanged, with no modern conveniences. An Indian Springs petitionary letter was presented to the . . . Map (db m47703) HM
3Alabama, Monroe County, Burnt Corn — Burnt Corn Spring
On Conecuh County Road 5 (County Road 5) at Burnt Corn Loop, on the right when traveling south on Conecuh County Road 5.
The historical Burnt Corn Spring is located near this point on the Old Federal Road - the spring poured into the west branch of the creek that took its name. James Cornells had a residence at the spring before 1813. In the summer of 1813, a war . . . Map (db m203710) HM
4Alabama, Monroe County, Burnt Corn — Old Federal RoadBurnt Corn
On Old Federal Road (County Road 5) at County Road 15, on the right when traveling south on Old Federal Road.
Burnt Corn, Monroe County's earliest settlement, became the crossroads of the Great Pensacola Trading Path and The Federal Road. Settler Jim Cornells returned from Pensacola in 1813, finding his home destroyed and his wife kidnapped by a Creek . . . Map (db m47687) HM
5Alabama, Monroe County, Burnt Corn — Puryearville
On Perryville Road south of County Road 30, on the left when traveling south.
The Puryearville Methodist Church began as a society near Burnt Corn in 1820 and was located here c. 1830 to c. 1943. Richard C. Puryear deeded 2 acres of land on March 25, 1843 to Isaac Betts, George Watson, William Black, Joel B. Walden and Thomas . . . Map (db m47699) HM
6Alabama, Monroe County, Frisco City — Frisco City Town Park
On Bowden Street (Alabama Route 21) at Mulberry Street, on the right when traveling south on Bowden Street.
Historical Marker This park area was given to the Jones Mill, now Frisco City community, by J.W. Jones in the year 1913.Map (db m84380) HM
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7Alabama, Monroe County, Goodway — Old Federal Road
On Old Stage Road (County Road 5) 0.1 miles north of Hollinger Road, on the left when traveling north.
John Poebles had an established toll bridge over Little Escambia Creek in the early 1800’s. A dispute over the bridge arose between Poebles and John Hollinger. As a result Hollinger built a toll free bridge adjacent to Poebles’ toll bridge.Map (db m84378) HM
8Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — “Lucas’ Raiders”
On Pineville Road (State Road 21), on the right when traveling south.
Front: The following eyewitness account was written by T. C. McCorvey of Tuscaloosa in April 1865 during the War Between The States. "A boy of 13 has a distant recollection of some of the incidents of the raid on Monroeville. The . . . Map (db m85912) HM
9Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — A County Older Than The StateMonroe County
On North Alabama Avenue (State Road 21), on the left when traveling north.
Created in 1815 by proclamation of Governor of Mississippi Territory from lands ceded by Creek Indians in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Named for President James Monroe, fifth President of U.S.., 1817-25, who purchased Florida from Spain, . . . Map (db m47695) HM
10Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — Atticus Finch: Lawyer - Hero
On West Claiborne Street, on the left when traveling east.
"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." These words of Charles Lamb are the epigraph to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", a novel about childhood and about a great and noble lawyer, Atticus Finch. The legal profession has in Atticus . . . Map (db m47700) HM
11Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — Monroeville, Alabama"From one store in 1822 to Alabama's Literary Capital in 1997"
On South Alabama Avenue (State Highway 21) at West Claiborne Street, on the right when traveling south on South Alabama Avenue.
Front: Originally a part of the Mississippi Territory purchased from Spain in 1795, this area was inhabited and controlled by Indian Nations until 1814. Now safe from Indian uprisings, settlers migrated down the Old Federal Road as far as . . . Map (db m86000) HM
12Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — Old Monroe County Courthouse
On North Alabama Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
The Old Monroe County Courthouse, designed by prominent Southern architect Andrew Bryan, was built between 1903 and 1904 during the tenure of Probate Judge Nicholas Stallworth. One of two buildings of this type designed by Bryan (a sister courthouse . . . Map (db m47688) HM
13Alabama, Monroe County, Monroeville — Truman Capote(1924-1984)
On South Alabama Avenue (State Highway 21) south of Hines Street, on the right when traveling south.
On this site stood the home of the Faulk family of Monroeville, relatives of the writer Truman Capote. Capote himself lived in this home between 1927 and c. 1933, and for several years spent his summer vacations here. Two of the Faulk sisters . . . Map (db m47694) HM
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14Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — Claiborne
On U.S. 84 at Old Fort Claiborne Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 84.
During the westward expansion of the United States in the early 1800’s, those whose destination was the new Mississippi Territory took a right fork off the Federal Road which led to the Alabama River ferry at Claiborne. After the land cessions of . . . Map (db m47638) HM
15Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — Fort ClaiborneCreek Indian War 1813-1814
On U.S. 84 at Grain Elevator Road and Lena Landegger Highway, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 84.
Built by Gen. Ferdinand L. Claiborne as a base for his invasion of the Alabama country with U.S. Regulars, Lower Tombigbee Militia, and friendly Choctaws. Claiborne’s campaign culminated in the American victory over the Creeks at the Holy Ground.Map (db m47641) HM
16Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — Masonic Lodge No. 3
On U.S. 84 at County Route 1, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 84.
Oldest Building in Monroe County Erected in 1824 with funds from a public lottery. Lower floor served as a Baptist Church and a Court Room in which William B Travis, then a resident of Claiborne, practiced law. Visited by General LaFayette April . . . Map (db m39203) HM
17Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — Perdue Hill Industrial School
On U.S. 84, 1 mile west of County Road 1, on the right when traveling west.
The Perdue Hill Industrial School was founded by Patrick J. Carmichael after he moved to this area in 1918. Carmichael acted as both the principal and teacher during the early years of the school, which was originally a one-room structure serving . . . Map (db m47643) HM
18Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — Piache
On U.S. 84 at Old Fort Claiborne Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 84.
Piache, an Indian town visited by DeSoto in 1540 was near here. DeLuna made a settlement here, Nanipacna in 1560. Fort Claiborne was erected on the south bluff, in 1813. LaFayette was entertained here, 1825. . . . Map (db m47639) HM
19Alabama, Monroe County, Perdue Hill — William B. Travis HouseC. 1820
On U.S. 84 at County Road 1, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 84.
The Alabama home of the commander of the Alamo. While living in this house Travis read law under The Hon. James Dellet of Claiborne, Al. In 1831, at the age of 22, he left Claiborne for Texas where he practiced law and became involved in the Texas . . . Map (db m47644) HM
20Alabama, Monroe County, Peterman — Peterman, Alabama
On Old Peterman Highway north of County Road 30, on the right when traveling north.
Front: The first settlers came to this area in 1815. Major Walker built a grist mill and a log structure was built which served as a school and a religious meeting place for three different denominations. Settlers came to clear land and . . . Map (db m86001) HM
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21Alabama, Monroe County, Shackleville — Old Federal Road
On Wright Street (County Road 38) 2.6 miles west of South Butler Springs Road (County Road 7), on the right when traveling west.
North of Salem Cemetery and the former church was the site of Price's Hotel, the first place to spend the night on the Federal Road after Greenville. Mr Price was also the stagecoach driver for this section between Greenville and his hotel. Mrs . . . Map (db m84986) HM
22Alabama, Monroe County, Uriah — Creek Indian Removal
On Alabama Route 21 at milepost 19 at H-Kyle Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 21.
Little River was the home of Creek Chief William Weatherford, also known as War Chief Red Eagle. This was the area of much discussion and debate, bringing the Creeks into the War of 1812 and the Creek Civil War of 1813-1814. These events weighed . . . Map (db m86271) HM
23Alabama, Monroe County, Uriah — Uriah Veterans MemorialHonoring All Veterans
On Alabama Route 21 at Alabama Route 59, on the right when traveling north on State Route 21.
{Inscription same as title} Land donated by: Albert Hollinger FamilyMap (db m86594) WM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023