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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cullman County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Cullman 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> Cullman County, AL (47) Blount County, AL (19) Lawrence County, AL (58) Marshall County, AL (34) Morgan County, AL (80) Walker County, AL (12) Winston County, AL (29)  CullmanCounty(47) Cullman County (47)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  LawrenceCounty(58) Lawrence County (58)  MarshallCounty(34) Marshall County (34)  MorganCounty(80) Morgan County (80)  WalkerCounty(12) Walker County (12)  WinstonCounty(29) Winston County (29)
Cullman is the county seat for Cullman County
Adjacent to Cullman County, Alabama
      Blount County (19)  
      Lawrence County (58)  
      Marshall County (34)  
      Morgan County (80)  
      Walker County (12)  
      Winston County (29)  
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1 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — “Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama”Historic District
“Die Deutsche Kolonie Von Nord Alabama” (The German Colony of North Alabama) lies south of Highway 278E and consists of 27 blocks containing 135 buildings representing various types of historic architecture. The . . . Map (db m33837) HM
2 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity
Alabama is one of the states with the most biodiversity. In fact, Alabama ranks #1 when it comes to the number of freshwater critters! Biodiversity refers to the total number of different plant and animal species. Every organism from . . . Map (db m106105)
3 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Alabama's Physical Diversity
Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history. Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, which . . . Map (db m106097) HM
4 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Battle of Hog MountainApril 30, 1863
Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook Col. Streight’s raiders (U.S.A.) In hand-to-hand battle after dark 3 horses shot from under Forrest, Union force fled southward with Forrest in . . . Map (db m33802) HM
5 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Bent But Not Broken
A tribute to the citizens of Cullman County for bending, but not breaking, following the EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011. Dedicated: April 27, 2013 Designed by: Cullman City Street Dept.Map (db m101094) HM
6 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Betz Addition Historic District“Quality Hill”
The Betz Addition Historic District, also known as “Quality Hill”, lies to the north of Highway 278 East and is named in honor of Cullman’s first mayor, Fred Betz. The district is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. . . . Map (db m33839) HM
7 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Birds of Alabama
Birdwatching is a popular hobby for many in Alabama. Not only are birds fun to watch, but they also tell us a lot about environmental health. Pileated Woodpecker • Red-tailed Hawk • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker • Cardinal • Bluebird • American . . . Map (db m106103) HM
8 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Clarkson Covered BridgeSometimes Called Legg Bridge
This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution . . . Map (db m33833) HM
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9 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Colonel John G. CullmannFounder of Cullman, Alabama 1873 — 1823 - 1895 —
Col. John G. Cullmann July 2, 1823 - December 3, 1895 Thrifty German Colonists led by Col. John G. Cullmann in 1873 settled this thinly populated plateau of Alabama. Map (db m35629) HM
10 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is red for the . . . Map (db m101168) WM
11 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County Confederate Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the brave men of the Confederacy, who gave their lives and livelihood for the noble cause. Mere words on a stone are little tribute to the measure they gave. But we do this so that future . . . Map (db m101105) WM
12 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County Korean War Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country Korean War Aubrey G. Adams • John Mayfield A. P. Alvis • Leo A. Ponder Leo D. Andrews • Norman Rivers William A. Bates . . . Map (db m101104) WM
13 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County Vietnam Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country Vietnam War [Honor Roll]Map (db m101164) WM
14 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County World War I Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country World War I Abercrombie Sam • McCain Rudolphus Baker George N. • McConnell William Bates General D. • Morgan William W. . . . Map (db m101165) WM
15 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman County WWII Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those from Cullman County who gave their lives in the service of their country World War IIMap (db m101163) WM
16 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman Railroad Depot
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company completed building this Mission Style depot in 1913. When the tracks were laid below ground level, it replaced Cullman's first station located on First Avenue at Third Street, SW. Passenger service . . . Map (db m29975) HM
17 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Cullman, Alabama
The city of Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, which had scattered settlers as early as 1823. Called "The Crossroads of the True South," Cullman was founded by Col. Johann Gottfried Cullmann. After fleeing his German homeland and living . . . Map (db m66397) HM
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18 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Ernest E. Greene Home
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1913Map (db m217150) HM
19 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Evangelical Protestant Church
The first church in the City of Cullman was established on this block of land donated by the North and South Railroad in February 1874. Lots 154, 155, and 181 were granted to Henry Dietz, August Henning, and George Stoback as trustees of the . . . Map (db m33841) HM
20 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Johann Gottfried Cullmann
Born Frankwetler, Bavarta, Germany July 2, 1823 Died Cullman, Alabama December 3, 1895 Colonel Cullmann Founded the City of Cullman, Alabama, in 1873. Later, in 1877, he founded Cullman County. He also established the Alabama Towns of Bangor, . . . Map (db m83459) HM
21 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — King Pharr Canning Company Operated Here1946~1976
In 1946, the McPhillips family brought King Pharr Canning Company, a major vegetable canning operation to Cullman. Led by chairman Julian B. McPhillips of Mobile, and his two sons Julian L. McPhillips and W. Warren McPhillips (returning from Navy . . . Map (db m101093) HM
22 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Land-Use and Water Quality
Land-based activities affect water quality and quantity. For that reason, it is important that we make good decisions about our day to day actions. Dry stacks prevent poultry manure from entering streams. Silt fences prevent erosion from . . . Map (db m107957) HM
23 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Mace Thomas Payne Brindley1801-1871 — Pioneer - Landowner - Senator - Banker —
The first family to settle this area in 1832. Married Nancy Stewart Hanby, daughter of Gabriel Hanby, who was one of the original framers of the Alabama Constitution. They became parents of 11 children: 4 sons served in the Confederate Army. At one . . . Map (db m201371) HM
24 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Marion Albert HillNov. 13, 1895 — Feb. 3. 1979
The Cullman County native was the first man drafted in America for World War I. His Selective Service number 258, was the first one drawn in the U.S. Senate Building in Washington D.C. on July 20, 1917. 10,500 men were drafted that . . . Map (db m101097) HM
25 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Operation Iraqi Freedom - Afghanistan Memorial
. . . Map (db m101103) WM
26 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — PFC Patrick BatesCullman County, Alabama
K Company 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division Last American soldier killed in combat, WWII. Shot in back of ear, right side, by a Japanese sniper in Guam. Buried, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii Map (db m101098) HM WM
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27 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Sand Mountain Plateau
Thrifty German colonists, led by Col. John G. Cullman, in 1873 settled this thinly populated plateau. This section, previously thought unproductive, became famous for its diversified crops.Map (db m29976) HM
28 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church
The first church at the town site of Cullman. Founded May 1, 1874, at the beginning of the second year of settlement. An ethnic German church formed by immigrant families. Services held exclusively in the German language until 1932. In 1937, . . . Map (db m33840) HM
29 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — The Ave Maria Grotto
The Ave Maria Grotto the work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B. has been recorded in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior 1984.Map (db m37452) HM
30 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — UDC Confederate Memorial
. . . Map (db m101106) WM
31 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Weiss CottageCullman’s Oldest House
Preservation of this Weiss Cottage was initiated by the Cullman County Historical Society and implemented by the Cullman County Federation of Women’s Clubs, City of Cullman Bicentennial Commission and the City of Cullman Community Development . . . Map (db m33836) HM
32 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — What happens to my wastewater?
There are two main ways wastewater is treated. In rural areas septic tanks are common, in more populated areas homes are connected to wastewater treatment plants. A Septic Tank is a concrete or steel tank buried near a home. Raw sewage . . . Map (db m106106) HM
33 Alabama, Cullman County, Cullman — Where does your drinking water come from?
At Clarkson Covered Bridge, your drinking water comes from Lake Catoma. Following a drop of water from the source through the treatment process and eventually to the faucet. 1. Coagulation is the process that removes dirt and particles . . . Map (db m106109) HM
34 Alabama, Cullman County, Hanceville — General Forrest’s
Pursuit and Union Col. Streight’s defense, from Battle Ground (26 M. - NW) to capture at Lawrence (80 M. - East) - said to be greatest cavalry fight in modern warfare. It passed here May 1, 1863.Map (db m33801) HM
35 Alabama, Cullman County, Hanceville — History of a Name
Side 1 Old Indian trails leading to the Mulberry River were still fresh when a few dirt farmers began to settle just west of what is now Hanceville. From the beginning a steady stream of settlers, many of whom were German and Irish . . . Map (db m156413) HM
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36 Alabama, Cullman County, Hanceville — The Little School House
The Little School House was constructed in 1898 by the men of the Garden City Colonization Society. German immigrants were lured South by the railroad land agents' promise of a new life. Almost all the families of the school children were farmers; . . . Map (db m156412) HM
37 Alabama, Cullman County, Holly Pond — First Baptist Church Holly Pond
First Baptist Church of Holy Pond was organized in 1885 as Holly Pond Missionary Baptist Church. Charter members included the families of P.R. Tennison, William Jefferson Hazelwood, Bill House, Seaborn Shaw and Isaac Barnett. Over the course of the . . . Map (db m156417) HM
38 Alabama, Cullman County, Holly Pond — Governor Guy Hunt
Guy Hunt was born June 17, 1933, in Holly Pond, Alabama, to William Otto and Orene Holcomb Hunt. Guy grew up on the family farm and graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1950 as salutatorian of his class at age sixteen. He married Helen Chambers, . . . Map (db m160663) HM
39 Alabama, Cullman County, Holly Pond — Holly Pond CemeteryEstablished 1894 — Listed in Alabama Historic Cemetery Register 2014 —
Marked by an antique arch, the Holly Pond Cemetery encompasses 10 acres and a chapel built in 1975. The site was chosen to replace the burial ground in the center of town and make room for the town to grow. The first acre was deeded to the deacons . . . Map (db m160676) HM
40 Alabama, Cullman County, Holly Pond — The History of Holly Pond School
Side 1 In 1873, a one-room schoolhouse was built in Holly Pond in the triangle between Highway 278 and the Blountsville Road. In 1890-91, a new two-story, four-room frame structure was built on Highway 278, across from the Baptist church. . . . Map (db m156418) HM
41 Alabama, Cullman County, Holly Pond — Veterans Memorial
dedicated to the men and women who served in the United States armed forcesMap (db m160672) WM
42 Alabama, Cullman County, Joppa — Corbin Homestead
Thomas Monroe Corbin and his wife, Ella, settled here in 1894 on 80 acres and built a home. As pioneers, they cleared the ground with crosscut saws, draft horses, double-bit axes, and shovels. Rocks from the field, removed with a horse-drawn slide, . . . Map (db m160656) HM
43 Alabama, Cullman County, Logan — Shady Grove Methodist Church And Cemetery
Early settlers to Cullman County established Shady Grove Methodist Episcopal Church as a brush arbor in the 1870s on land homesteaded and donated by Richard McCain. Trustees, J. J. McKissack, W. H. Martin, J. C. Vickery, J. W. Kilgo, together with . . . Map (db m34244) HM
44 Alabama, Cullman County, Vinemont — Battle of Day’s GapApril 30, 1863 — ---- 6 miles west --> —
Here Gen. Forrest (C.S.A.) overtook larger force of Col. Streight (U.S.A.) Forrest attacked three times. Streight fled toward Rome to destroy Confederate railroad.Map (db m33808) HM
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45 Alabama, Cullman County, Vinemont — Battleground
Named after a Civil War Battle fought April 30, 1863, between Confederate troops commanded by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union troops commanded by Colonel Abel D. Streight. Confederates lost 50 to 75 men killed or wounded. Union lost 30 men. . . . Map (db m33807) HM
46 Alabama, Cullman County, Vinemont — Streight’s RaidThe Battle of Hog Mountain
"This was a glorious fight, one that did the soldiers' hearts good to look upon, made there in the mountains in the darkness of the night, almost hand-to-hand, with only the light from the vivid flash of the artillery and . . . Map (db m101089) HM
47 Alabama, Cullman County, Vinemont — Streight’s RaidA Failed Campaign
"The thanks of Congress are again due to General N. B. Forrest and the officers and men of his command, for meritorious service in the field, and especially for the daring, skill, and perseverance exhibited in the pursuit . . . Map (db m101090) HM
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Sep. 26, 2023