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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barbour County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Barbour 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> Barbour County, AL (71) Bullock County, AL (23) Dale County, AL (42) Henry County, AL (41) Pike County, AL (41) Russell County, AL (72) Clay County, GA (23) Quitman County, GA (6) Stewart County, GA (28)  BarbourCounty(71) Barbour County (71)  BullockCounty(23) Bullock County (23)  DaleCounty(42) Dale County (42)  HenryCounty(41) Henry County (41)  PikeCounty(41) Pike County (41)  RussellCounty(72) Russell County (72)  ClayCountyGeorgia(23) Clay County (23)  QuitmanCounty(6) Quitman County (6)  StewartCounty(28) Stewart County (28)
Clayton is the county seat for Barbour County
Adjacent to Barbour County, Alabama
      Bullock County (23)  
      Dale County (42)  
      Henry County (41)  
      Pike County (41)  
      Russell County (72)  
      Clay County, Georgia (23)  
      Quitman County, Georgia (6)  
      Stewart County, Georgia (28)  
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1 Alabama, Barbour County, Baker Hill — McGee~Reeder HomeBarbour County
Alpheus R. Chestnutt built this house in 1873 in what was once known as Chestnuttville but renamed Baker Hill in the mid-1880s. He also owned and operated a dry good mercantile on this property from 1870 until it burned in the 1880s. Upon his death . . . Map (db m197411) HM
2 Alabama, Barbour County, Bakerhill — Freemount Junior High School
Established c 1895, Freemount Junior High School was an important black school in the Eufaula area. It was originally established within the Freemount AME Church which once stood about 300 feet south of this site. The school was later moved to this . . . Map (db m164938) HM
3 Alabama, Barbour County, Batesville — Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse
Side 1 In 1828, Reverend John Wesley Norton left his native South Carolina with his family and a wagon train of followers, crossed into the Creek Indian Nation and just into the edge of what was then Pike County, settling near the . . . Map (db m78123) HM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Blue Springs — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Organized and constituted April 11, 1835. A committee called brethren John Tew and Solomon Sikes as presbyters. The presbyters, finding the brethren orthodox in faith, constituted a church which they named Bethel. Founders migrated from Pa., N. C.. . . . Map (db m220893) HM
5 Alabama, Barbour County, Blue Springs — Blue Springs School 1920-1969
The Blue Springs School was first established in 1920. The land was donated by Henry H Shepard. The Plans were drawn by the State School architect. The lumber was donated by citizens of the community and prepared at A.S. Knight’s sawmill. Other . . . Map (db m60680) HM
6 Alabama, Barbour County, Blue Springs — Pea River Electric Membership Corporation
The Pea River Electric Membership Corporation was energized on this site on June 8, 1939. This rural electric cooperative was organized under an executive order signed by President F. D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1935. Rural members of Barbour, Dale . . . Map (db m71804) HM
7 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners
Barbour County On this site in 1833 was erected the first Barbour County Court House, a round log building 20 feet square. The first county seat was located at Louisville which had previously served as the county seat of Pike. This old Pike . . . Map (db m81857) HM
8 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — ComradesTo Our Confederate Dead
In proud and loving memory of the Confederate private soldier. He bore the brunt of the great war. His privations and sufferings were surpassed only by his manhood and courage. He was of our home and blood, and we love his name and memory with . . . Map (db m185415) WM
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9 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Davis-Wallace House
Home site of Govs. George C. and Lurleen Wallace during the 1950's. The house was destroyed by fire in 1990.Map (db m211430) HM
10 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama
George and Lurleen Wallace spent much time at Memorial Hall with their involvement in community events and the education of their children. They served 17 years as Governor and were the only husband and wife to serve as Alabama’s Governor. Wallace . . . Map (db m62807) HM
11 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Grace Episcopal Church
This church had its origins in a mission station established by the Rev. J. L. Gay in 1844. On May 10, 1872 the mission was formally accepted in the Diocese of Alabama as Grace Church. Construction of a church building began in 1875 on a lot owned . . . Map (db m60756) HM
12 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage
County Seat of Barbour County Clayton, the county seat of Barbour County, is located geographically in the center of the county. The town was located at the headwaters of the Pea and Choctawhatchee rivers on the historic road from Hobdy’s . . . Map (db m60772) HM
13 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — In Loving Memory of the Clayton Soldiers of the World War1917 – 1918
Col. Bertram T. Clayton Jeff Quillin Luther Winburn Ralph Dorman George Johnston Vernon Kennedy Katie Dent (Nurse)Map (db m173470) WM
14 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Jere Locke BeasleyActing Governor of Alabama June 5 – July 7, 1972
Jere Locke Beasley was born in Tyler, Texas on December 12, 1935. At a young age, Beasley and his family moved to Clayton, Alabama very near the Pratt’s Station Community in which his great-great-grandfather had settled in 1819. He served as the . . . Map (db m82871) HM
15 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Miller – Martin Townhouse
John H. Miller built this Gothic Revival townhouse in 1859. He and his wife moved from Orangeburg, South Carolina to Barbour County in the early 1830s, settling in an area which would become known as the Tabernacle community. He later purchased a . . . Map (db m60755) HM
16 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Octagon House
This unusual house was built 1859 – 1861 by Benjamin Franklin Petty, a carriage and furniture merchant, who was a native of New York and a pioneer settler of Clayton. It was patterned after a design made popular by Orson S. Fowler’s book A . . . Map (db m39121) HM
17 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Church founded in 1835 and rebuilt in 1947. Union Baptist Church is the second oldest Baptist church in Barbour County. In memory of Reverend John L. Dowling. Loving husband and father.Map (db m60800) HM
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18 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Barbour County High School
Established under an Act of the Alabama Legislature in 1907, the school was built entirely by local initiative. It was completed in 1910 and occupied initially in September of that year. Consistently characterized by faculties of dedication and . . . Map (db m71798) HM
19 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church
Barbour County’s “Little Scotland” In the 1820’s before the Creek Indian Cession, Scot immigrants from Richmond County, North Carolina, settled this area of west Barbour County. Few other regions outside the motherland of . . . Map (db m89605) HM
20 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Clio Heritage MuralStarting Point For The Barbour County Governors Trail
This Special Heritage Mural marks the southern starting point of the Barbour County Governors' Trail in the birthplace and childhood home of four-term Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, who lived in Clio from his birth on August 25, 1919 until . . . Map (db m190986) HM
21 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Clio, AlabamaClio, Alabama Incorporated July 17, 1890
The Central of Georgia Railroad completed a track spur connecting Eufaula, Alabama and Ozark, Alabama in the spring, 1890. The present site of Clio, Alabama was originally a water station known as Adkison Head. Old Clio was a small settlement with a . . . Map (db m200616) HM
22 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Dedicated to Memory of African Slaves
To the memory of the African slaves who lived, worked, worshipped and died here at April, 1857. These 23 were baptized members of the Pea River Presbyterian Church Moses · Dilley · Hanner Mary · Calvin · Sarah Henry · Anakey · Hannah . . . Map (db m187391) HM
23 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Pea River Presbyterian Church CemeteryBarbour County
This cemetery is the final resting place for many early pioneers who settled this area of Alabama. More than six generations of families from the surrounding communities including county elected officials, mayors of both Louisville and Clio, . . . Map (db m187390) HM
24 Alabama, Barbour County, Comer — Election Riot of 1874
Near here is old Spring Hill, the site of one of the polling places for the November 3, 1874 local, state and national elections. Elias M. Keils, scalawag and judge of the Circuit Court of Eufaula, was United States Supervisor at the Spring Hill . . . Map (db m60894) HM
25 Alabama, Barbour County, Elamville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the who Served Honorably in our Nations Armed ForcesMap (db m184477) WM
26 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot
The Southwestern Railroad of Georgia was the first rail line to connect with Eufaula when the railroad bridge between Georgetown, Georgia and Eufaula was completed in late 1865. In 1867 the Vicksburg & Brunswick Railroad Company was formed to build . . . Map (db m48624) HM
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27 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr.Acting Governor of Alabama — July 10-11, 1924 —
The McDowell-Pappas House served as the home of Charles S. McDowell Jr. during his years in local and state politics. McDowell was born Oct 17,1871 in Eufaula and was educated in local schools and the University of Alabama. He served as mayor of . . . Map (db m190134) HM
28 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Chauncey SparksGovernor of Alabama — January 19, 1943-January 20,1947 —
The Sparks-Irby House was the home of Governor Chauncey Sparks and his sister, Mrs.Louise Sparks Flewellen. Sparks was born in Barbour County on Oct 8,1884. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1919-1923 and again in 1931-1939. . . . Map (db m190137) HM
29 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco)In Life and Legend — Creek Heritage Trail —
"Chief Eufaula," the man often referred to in the historical record as "Yoholo Micco," was a Creek chieftain from the Upper Creek town of Eufaula. Born in the late 1700s, he fought alongside allied Creeks with United States forces against his Red . . . Map (db m101427) HM
30 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Confederate Hospital1861 - 1865
“Sanctuary for valiant and courageous men” Built for a river tavern 1836 Map (db m27986) HM
31 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Cotton and Creek Country — Creek Heritage Trail —
A primary factor in the eventual expulsion of the Creeks from their ancestral homeland was the fact that their territory was some of the best suited in the nation for the production of cotton. Containing enormous tracts of productive soils, a long . . . Map (db m101658) HM
32 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Cowikee Cotton Mills
Cowikee Cotton Mills, which operated on this site for over 100 years, was for decades Eufaula’s largest employer. The mill began in 1888 as the Eufaula Cotton Mill. In 1909 the Comer family purchased the business and renamed it Cowikee Cotton Mills. . . . Map (db m89606) HM
33 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Creek Indian Removal
At the dawn of the recorded history of this land, the Creek Indians owned it. Before the men who built the great houses and the men who made the laws settled this area, the United States of America ceded this land to the Creek Indians for “As . . . Map (db m89608) HM
34 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — EufaulaIncorporated, December 19, 1857 — Bluff City on the Chattahoochee. —
Lower Creek village of the Eufaula Indians antedating 1733. Early white settlers began moving into the village called Yufala in 1823. Irwinton chartered 1832, and renamed Eufaula in 1843. Hub of a prosperous plantation region with thriving . . . Map (db m164055) HM
35 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula First United Methodist Church
The origins of this church date back to 1834 when Methodists, under the leadership of Jesse Burch and others, met to worship and formed a Sunday School. A frame Greek Revival edifice, at the corner of Livingston and Barbour Streets, was completed in . . . Map (db m75188) HM
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36 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway
This stretch of road between Eufaula and the Bullock County line was reconstructed thro the initiative and assistance of Edward Trippe Comer, of Savannah, GA. Its perpetual upkeep is insured by a fund of $100,000.00 set up in trust by him in 1919. . . . Map (db m163247) HM
37 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Fendall Hall / Young and DentThe Young - Dent Home
Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first of the great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builders’ daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her . . . Map (db m33759) HM
38 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Fire Bell from B. Young Fire Company
This bell sounded the fire alarm to call firefighters to duty circa 1880Map (db m224214) HM
39 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Baptist Church of Eufaula
Irwinton Baptist Church was constituted on June 24, 1837. The name of the town changed to Eufaula in 1843, and consequently the name of the church became Eufaula Baptist Church. The church assumed its third name in 1869 when it was changed to First . . . Map (db m162277) HM
40 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Presbyterian Church
In 1836 sixteen Eufaula Presbyterians met in a room above William McKenzie’s store to hold worship services. By 1838 the congregation had built their first sanctuary dedicated to worship on the southeast corner of Forsyth Ave. and Union Street. . . . Map (db m60560) HM
41 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — General Grierson’s March
This road marks the entrance into Eufaula of Federal Troops on April 29, 1865. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9. General Benjamin H. Grierson was advancing with four thousand cavalry from Mobile and was then about at . . . Map (db m82872) HM
42 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Governors Park1966
Constructed During Administration of Governor George Corley Wallace Dedicated to the six Distinguished Barbour Countians who served Alabama as Governor John Gill Shorter 1861-63 William Dorsey Jelks 1901-07 Braxton . . . Map (db m190110)
43 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Hart House
Built by John Hart about 1850, the Hart House is recognized as an outstanding example of pure Greek Revival architecture. Hart (c. 1805-1863) moved from New Hampshire and became a prominent merchant and farmer. When constructed, the house was on the . . . Map (db m48376) HM
44 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — In Honor of All World War II Veterans
[Title is text] Roll of honor Front & Rear Map (db m101418) WM
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45 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Old Fairview Cemetery
Side 1 Fairview contains a diverse collection of statuary, grave emblems and monuments amid a picturesque park-like setting. Many monuments are attributed to the Tansey family who owned a monument company in Eufaula and operated their marble . . . Map (db m173638) HM
46 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery
Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used . . . Map (db m27987) HM
47 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — T.V. McCoo High School / Dr Thomas Vivian (T.V.) McCoo
T.V. McCoo High School In 1957, Eufaula citizens supported a bond issue that included, among other education projects, construction funds to relocate and build a new Van Buren High School facility. Completed in the same year, the campus was . . . Map (db m197392) HM
48 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The City of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The Second Creek war resulted in the final expulsion of the Creeks from eastern Alabama and paved the way for large-scale American settlement. The town of Irwinton gradually expanded westward from the bluff overlooking the Chattahoochee in the years . . . Map (db m101361) HM
49 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Creek Town of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The area surrounding Eufaula was once part of a regional Creek population center. Towns of note in the region included Sawokli (also known as Sabacola) and the town of Eufaula for which the modern city is named. Trails linked these closely-connected . . . Map (db m101355) HM
50 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Second Creek War in the Eufaula Area — Creek Heritage Trail —
In 1836 long-simmering tensions between Creeks and American settlers erupted into warfare. The Creeks, crowded onto the last portion of their ancestral homeland and witnessing the rampant theft of their lands, had also become subject to harsh laws . . . Map (db m101360) HM
51 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The St. Julian Hotel
On this site stood the St. Julian Hotel where Jefferson Davis and his daughter Winnie, spent the night and where he spoke to the people of Eufaula, March 9, 1886.Map (db m185917) HM
52 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Town of Irwinton — Creek Heritage Trail —
A small group of American settlers from Georgia formed a community called Eufaula in this vicinity as early as 1823. The settlement began to grow in importance later in the decade through the influence of prominent local landholder and Creek War . . . Map (db m101357) HM
53 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Tree That Owns Itself
The Tree That Owns Itself Planned and Dedicated April 19, 1961 Replacing the Walker Oak Felled by Wind April 9, 1961 Original Deed Granted by City of Eufaula to the Post Oak Tree April 8, 1936 . . . Map (db m101286) HM
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54 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Vietnam Veteran Park
May God Continue To Give Our Nation "Stout-Hearted" Men Like The Vietnam Veteran to who this monument is dedicated General William C. Westmoreland Commander of U.S. Forces Vietnam Dedicated May 39, 1983 "Nobody In His Right Mind Welcomes . . . Map (db m174939) WM
55 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — White Oak United Methodist Church Reported missing
(Front): First known as White Oak Chapel this church was dedicated on October, 18, 1859 by Rev. Issac I. Tatum of the Alabama Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South. The Society was organized by Rev. John J. Cassady who served as pastor . . . Map (db m163401) HM
56 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — William Dorsey Jelks Governor of AlabamaJune 11, 1901–April 25, 1904 — March 5, 1905–January 14, 1907 —
This is the site of the Shorter–Treadwell–Jelks Home which was the family residence of Governor John Gill Shorter and later William Dorsey Jelks. The house was demolished in late 1963. Jelks was born in Warrior Stand, Alabama on Nov. 7, 1855. In . . . Map (db m186506) HM
57 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama1932-2005 / Fishing Lure Capital of the World
William Thomas "Tom" Mann 1932-2005 Family man, entrepreneur and bass angler legend, Tom Mann, achieved fame as a fishing lure designer/manufacturer and helped put Lake Eufaula on the map with his popular television shows. With an . . . Map (db m113682) HM
58 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — World War I Doughboy
To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice 1917 — World War — 1918 John Asbury Boswell Robert W. Brannon-Hinton W. Holleman Porter R. Doughtie-Daniel T. Tully Lest We Forget.Map (db m101350) WM
59 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Fire Bell
Cast in 1889 to commemorate the Town of Louisville Fire Department, this fire bell was located on top of the well house near the ball field. The ringing of the bell alerted volunteers of a fire. This bell was re-installed and dedicated at . . . Map (db m190965) HM
60 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Louisville
One of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first capital of Georgia, his hometown. By 1820 four stores, a Methodist . . . Map (db m60768) HM
61 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Louisville and "Old Alabama" — Creek Heritage Trail —
Louisville is one of the oldest communities in southeastern Alabama. Locąted within territory ceded by the Creeks in the Treaty of Fort Jackson (1814) ending the Creek War, the area was first settled by Americans as early as 1817. Many of its . . . Map (db m111642) HM
62 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Louisville World War II Memorial
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63 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — The Battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River — Creek Heritage Trail —
The battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River were the result of the desperate attempt of Creeks to avoid removal to the West by fleeing to Florida along trails bordering the Pea and Conecuh Rivers. The battles marked the last large-scale . . . Map (db m111627) HM
64 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — The Old County Court House
Near this site stood the old Pike County court house which was the county seat of Pike from 1822 to 1827. It also served as the temporary county seat of the newly created Barbour County in 1833, until Clayton was selected. Louisville was settled . . . Map (db m60674) HM
65 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — The Opening of the Second Phase of the Second Creek War — Creek Heritage Trail —
The Second Creek War began in May of 1836 when a portion of area Creeks, angry at their treatment in the wake of the Treaty of Cusseta and in desperate circumstances, struck out against American settlements. A series of small battles occurred . . . Map (db m111618) HM
66 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Batesville Church - 1837
Robert Martin bought 1200 acres of land from the U.S. Government. He set aside eight acres to build a church for the community. This building has been used almost constantly since 1837. At times it was a Methodist Church; at times Baptist. It is now . . . Map (db m164709) HM
67 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Braxton Bragg ComerGovernor of Alabama — January 14, 1907-January 17, 1911 —
Braxton Bragg Comer was born on Mov 7, 1848 at Old Springhill in Barbour County. He attended the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia before graduating in 1869 from Emory and Henry College in Virginia. Comer eventually relocated to . . . Map (db m207440) HM
68 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry
Fort Browder Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent local planter. In 1861, . . . Map (db m188679) HM
69 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Fort Browder / 15th Alabama Infantry
Fort Browder Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent local planter. In 1861, . . . Map (db m208018) HM
70 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Ramah Baptist Church & CemeteryBarbour County
Constructed in the 1840s and constituted in 1852, Ramah Baptist Church is in the community formerly known as both Ramah and Vaughn. Records show that the land for both the church and cemetery was given by Solomon G. and Francis T. Burke in . . . Map (db m158553) HM
71 Alabama, Barbour County, Midway — Spring Hill United Methodist Church
This Greek Revival church was built in 1841 by John Fletcher Comer with lumber from his mill. The building originally had a slave balcony and exterior stairway which were removed c. 1890. At the same time, the pulpit was moved from between the two . . . Map (db m188268) HM
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