“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Clay 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> Clay County, AL (17) Cleburne County, AL (2) Coosa County, AL (3) Randolph County, AL (14) Talladega County, AL (29) Tallapoosa County, AL (57)  ClayCounty(17) Clay County (17)  CleburneCounty(2) Cleburne County (2)  CoosaCounty(3) Coosa County (3)  RandolphCounty(14) Randolph County (14)  TalladegaCounty(29) Talladega County (29)  TallapoosaCounty(57) Tallapoosa County (57)
Ashland is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, Alabama
      Cleburne County (2)  
      Coosa County (3)  
      Randolph County (14)  
      Talladega County (29)  
      Tallapoosa County (57)  
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1 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Ashland, Alabama
Side 1 Clay County was formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on December 7, 1866. Less than a year later, Ashland was established as the county seat on land donated by Hollingsworth Watts for the construction of a . . . Map (db m95087) HM
2 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Clay County / Clay County Courthouse
Clay County Established Dec. 7, 1866 Boundaries of eastern Talladega County and western Randolph County were redrawn in 1866 to create the 58th county of Alabama. The name honors U. S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Historical place . . . Map (db m95095) HM
3 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Clay County and the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 / Clay County and the Creek Indian Confederacy
Side 1 Clay County and the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 During the Creek Indian War of 1813-14, a subset of the War of 1812 with England, numerous figures prominent in American history marched over what would become Clay . . . Map (db m95100) HM
4 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Clay County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of Clay County who so unselfishly served and to those who died in defense of their country Let it be said “We will never forget” Left Panel List of World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans . . . Map (db m14302) WM
5 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — First Baptist Church of Ashland
Side 1 Union Baptist Church. later named the First Baptist Church of Ashland, was founded with 23 charter members in 1865, six years before the town was incorporated. Members met in a log cabin in the southwestern part of Ashland. From . . . Map (db m95101) HM
6 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Alabama's Highest Point
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. –John Muir Mount Cheaha is Alabama's highest point at 2,407 feet above sea level and is part of the . . . Map (db m175329) HM
7 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — CCC Bunker Observation Tower
I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work...More important however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Cheaha State Park was built by the . . . Map (db m175327) HM
8 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Civilian Conservation Corps
On Oct. 29, 1929 the world changed as we know it. On that ominous day, the stock market crashed and facilitated the U.S. Great Depression. Many Americans were unemployed and numerous families lost their homes to foreclosure. In 1933 President . . . Map (db m175325) HM
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9 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Home Sweet Home
The forests near Cheaha have been inhabited for thousands of years. Trade routes brought other native and non-native people to the area searching for ore, gemstones, venison, hides, furs, honey, beeswax, hickory nut oil, and other medicinal and . . . Map (db m175335) HM
10 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Managing Public Land
In 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps began construction of Cheaha State Park as parks across the nation were built, President Franklin D. Roosevelt provided jobs and stability as well as parks for future generations. The 2,799 acre Cheaha . . . Map (db m175560) HM
11 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Native American Footsteps
As you walk across this mountain, you will step in their footsteps. They worked, played, laughed, cried, loved, fought, and admired this mountain. Rock shelters near the base of the mountain have revealed archaeological evidence of the presence . . . Map (db m175321) HM
12 Alabama, Clay County, Delta — Won't You Be My Neighbor
From this viewshed, you are looking over the Talladega National Forest. The federal government purchased the land in 1936 as part of an effort to restore clear-cut timberlands and farmlands no longer capable of producing crops. The contiguous . . . Map (db m175330) HM
13 Alabama, Clay County, Goodwater — Battle of EnitachopkoCreek Indian War 1813-14. — ← 4 mi. E. —
Hostile Creeks attacked Andrew Jackson, withdrawing to Ft. Strother, Jan. 24, 1814. His troops broke through lines, kept on to Ft. Strother. But Creeks boasted that they defeated 'Capt. Jack', drove him to the Coosa.Map (db m95076) HM
14 Alabama, Clay County, Lineville — History of Lineville
Native Americans were the first to inhabit the area known as Lineville. The Creek Indian War of 1812, however, resulted in their removal. The first white settlers here were William and Thomas Lundie. Their settlement became known as Lundie's . . . Map (db m175281) HM
15 Alabama, Clay County, Lineville — John Richmond McCain
Teacher   Lawyer   Statesman He spent his life largely in promoting the welfare of others 1865   1939Map (db m95079) HM
16 Alabama, Clay County, Lineville — Lineville Alabama Monument
  This historic site marks the first settlement known as "Lundie's Crossroads" settled in 1838. The name changed to "County Line" in 1856. Clay County was formed on this line from Randolph and Talladega Counties in 1866. The . . . Map (db m95103) HM
17 Alabama, Clay County, Lineville — Lineville First United Methodist Church
The first Methodist Church in Lineville began in a brush arbor before the Civil War. In 1861, this tract of land was donated for the construction of a permanent structure, which was completed in 1866. The pastor was the Rev. R. A. Timmons, a . . . Map (db m175282) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023