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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dale County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Dale 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> Dale County, AL (42) Barbour County, AL (71) Coffee County, AL (21) Geneva County, AL (7) Henry County, AL (41) Houston County, AL (46) Pike County, AL (41)  DaleCounty(42) Dale County (42)  BarbourCounty(71) Barbour County (71)  CoffeeCounty(21) Coffee County (21)  GenevaCounty(7) Geneva County (7)  HenryCounty(41) Henry County (41)  HoustonCounty(46) Houston County (46)  PikeCounty(41) Pike County (41)
Ozark is the county seat for Dale County
Adjacent to Dale County, Alabama
      Barbour County (71)  
      Coffee County (21)  
      Geneva County (7)  
      Henry County (41)  
      Houston County (46)  
      Pike County (41)  
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1 Alabama, Dale County, Arguta Community — Union (Arguta) Cemetery Established By Union Presbyterian Church 1843-2016
Founded by the Keahey family and related immigrants from Scotland, the adjacent Union Presbyterian Church established this cemetery before the Civil War. The Presbytery of South Alabama, a District Governing Body of the Presbyterian Church . . . Map (db m183624) HM
2 Alabama, Dale County, Arguta Community — Union Presbyterian Church / Founders and Early Pastors
Union Presbyterian Church. Organized by John Warnock, East Alabama Presbytery, September 1843, its mother church being Pea River Presbyterian (Barbour County). Founders, who migrated from Scotland to Argura, North Carolina, and then to Union . . . Map (db m183475) HM
3 Alabama, Dale County, Ariton — Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men from Dale . . . Map (db m36511) HM
4 Alabama, Dale County, Clayhatchee — Providence Baptist Church
Organized May 26, 1849 First Pastor: Ruben E. Brown First Deacons: William P. Bryan, Jonas P. Bell Charter Members: William Green, David Kelly, Kader Powell, Elizabeth Kelly, Ardilla Green, Winny Lacy, Bill Fowler, nancy Fowler Bellwood, Cool . . . Map (db m39124) HM
5 Alabama, Dale County, Daleville — 1840's Split Log Cabin
Side 1 Double-pen split log cabin built in 1840's by early settlers who fled disease carrying mosquitoes along Claybank Creek, the first permanent location in this area. This house was the gathering place for many families. The logs tell . . . Map (db m74202) HM
6 Alabama, Dale County, Daleville — Daleville, Alabama
Daleville, originally called Dale, was the county seat of Dale County from 1831-1841. William Harper was probate judge of Dale County, which was originally included in present-day Coffee County until 1841, present-day Geneva County until 1868, and . . . Map (db m41145) HM
7 Alabama, Dale County, Level Plains — Town of Level Plains
Side 1 At the request of community residents James A. Waters Sr., Jesse C. Thomas and William C. Grantham, the Town of Level Plains, population 133, was granted incorporation by the Honorable S. Kirke Adams, Dale County Judge of Probate, . . . Map (db m74187) HM
8 Alabama, Dale County, Midland City — Christian Hill Cemetery
The Christian Hill Congregational Church was established by the Rev. Samuel Long in 1895. After serving the community for more than 50 years, the church was inactivated and the building dismantled in the early 1970's. Map (db m205354) HM
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9 Alabama, Dale County, Midland City — Richmond - First County Seat Henry County / Richmond - First County Seat Dale County
Richmond - First County Seat Henry County Henry County was created December 13, 1819; David Caldwell first Probate Judge, held court in homes of early settlers. Richmond was selected in 1822 for first county seat. Creation of Dale . . . Map (db m71585) HM
10 Alabama, Dale County, Midland City — The Block House/River Port - Fort - Ferry
(Front): The Block House 1814 The first public structure in what later became Dale County was erected one mile east of this marker at the confluence of the East and West Choctawhatchee Rivers. Called the Block House, it was built of . . . Map (db m64863) HM
11 Alabama, Dale County, Midland City — Town of Midland CityCity Hall
The Howell House was built in 1907 by Dr. Samuel Matthew Crawford Howell, Midland City's first doctor. City Hall was established here December 17.1992. Mayor Joe Bob Parker Councilmen Clarence Shirrah · Paul Davis · Wiley Gibson · . . . Map (db m191351) HM
12 Alabama, Dale County, Newton — Baptist Collegiate InstituteNewton, Alabama
Organized in 1898 under the Christian leadership of A. W. Tate and Newton Baptist Church. The property was later given to the Baptists of southeast Alabama, adopted by nine Baptist Associations. In 1907 Baptist State Convention agreed to accept . . . Map (db m79000) HM
13 Alabama, Dale County, Newton — NewtonTown on the Hill 1834 / Third County Seat of Dale County Reported missing
Newton Town on the Hill - 1843 Newton was hub of Dale County activities from 1843 until 1870. During War Between the States (1861-1865), Newton was center of recruiting, including the Home Guards. In March 1865, local militia repulsed . . . Map (db m71586) HM
14 Alabama, Dale County, Newton — Newton Confederate Memorial
In memory of Confederate Veterans and Home Guards in the defense of the Town of Newton, Alabama, near the close of the War Between the States.Map (db m115010) WM
15 Alabama, Dale County, Newton — The Hanging of Bill Sketoe
Near this site on Dec. 3, 1864 Bill Sketoe, a Methodist minister was hanged by Newton Home Guards who thought that he was a traitor to the Confederacy. In truth, Mr. Sketoe had served 3 years in the Confederate army and had come home on leave . . . Map (db m115011) HM
16 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Atlantic Coast Line Depot
(side 1) The Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Depot once stood behind Broad Street, nestled close to the tracks between Depot Avenue and Depot Lane. The Alabama Midland Railway, later known as the Atlantic Coast Line, completed its tracks across . . . Map (db m132528) HM
17 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Clarence Dowling Barnard
In loving memory of Clarence Dowling Barnard founder of the Claybank Memorial Association for the perpetual care of the Claybank Cemetery 1963Map (db m213373) HM
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18 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Claybank
In loving memory of my grandfather Elisha Matthews who made the first verbal grant of this property in 1829. In consideration of love and affections for the church and community I.W.E. Martin, hereby give, grant and convey the land enclosed by . . . Map (db m213370) HM
19 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Claybank Church1829-1850
150 yds. west. The first house, built of round logs, with wooden pegs for nails, dirt floor and puncheon seats, was replaced by the present building in 1852. Used for a voting place, a school, and a church. Originally non-denominational, it . . . Map (db m213369) HM
20 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Claybank ChurchOzark, Dale County, Alabama — Built in 1852 —
Restored to its original pioneer condition in 1980 by descendants of William A. "Billy" Byrd 1850-1931 and wife Ophelia Dowling Byrd 1854-1931 This is to certify that Claybank Log Church which has been selected as a landmark . . . Map (db m213406) HM
21 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Confederate Memorial
North Face Confederate Dead West Face In memory of the Dale County Confederate soldiers, who fought in the War Between the States from 1861 to '65. South Face These were men who, by the simple manhood of their lives, by their . . . Map (db m36564) HM
22 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — D. A. Smith High School/ Professor D. A. Smith, PrincipalDale County
D. A. Smith High School Dale County The first school building on this site for African Americans was constructed in 1939 and was named Ozark Negro High School. It was replaced during the “separate but equal” period in 1952 and . . . Map (db m132087) HM
23 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Dale Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those Dale County veterans who died in defense of our country. World War I. Obie A. Alpin • Sam E. Andrews • Marlin R. Arnett • Robert Arrington • Lester Avant • Ivey Y. Beasley • Jere Brown • Mose Canter • Glen . . . Map (db m36561) WM
24 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Dowling - Steagall House
Constructed in c. 1900 by G. P. Dowling, the Dowling-Steagall House is a Classical Revival dwelling featuring a full-height portico with Ionic columns and an elaborate door surround. A judge and prominent businessman, G. P. Dowling organized Ozark's . . . Map (db m36510) HM
25 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Early Ozark / Ozark's Role in the Origin of Fort Rucker
Early Ozark From 1824, when Dale County was created by an act of the Alabama Legislature, until 1870, the area now comprising the “City of Ozark” was gradually settled mostly by farmers who came and bought the former Indian lands from the U.S. . . . Map (db m65250) HM
26 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Henry Bascom Steagall
Born, Clopton, Dale County, Alabama, May 19,1873. Graduated from University of Alabama Law School,1893. Practiced Law in Ozark, Alabama 1893-1915. Served in the Alabama House of Representatives, 1906 and 1907. Circuit Solicitor, . . . Map (db m184527) HM
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27 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Historic Bell
Erected on this site by the Dale County Commission, this bell is made of brass and hung in the clock tower of the courthouse from its completion in 1902 until it was torn down in 1968. The bell was made in 1902 by McShane Bell Foundry Company of . . . Map (db m36565) HM
28 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Hon. George W. Andrews1906-1971
Member of the United State Congress 1944-1971 Dedicated Family Man and Humanitarian Loyal Alabamian Outstanding District Attorney Vigilant Legislator Supporter of State's Rights Conserver of Nation's Resources Ardent Advocate of . . . Map (db m184478) HM
29 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Longstreet CemeteryDale County
Longstreet Cemetery contains six separate cemeteries that were moved to this location in August 1942 during the construction of Fort Rucker. The property where the cemeteries are now located was the former site of Longstreet School. Cemeteries moved . . . Map (db m181072) HM
30 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Merrick's - Woodshop - Ozark / Ozark
Side A In the 1820's pioneers, including John Merrick, began settling in vicinity of present-day Ozark, first called "Merrick's". Dale County formed December 22, 1824. In the 1830's wooden stores and cotton gin were built about one mile north . . . Map (db m36509) HM
31 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Ozark Baptist Church / Church Pastors
Ozark Baptist Church This church was organized August 13, 1848, under the leadership of Rev. U.H. Parker at the home of William Andrews, two miles east of Ozark, and called Andrews Church. It was renamed Union Baptist Church in 1852 and . . . Map (db m132529) HM
32 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church / Elders of Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church
Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, first called Zion Hill, was organized on August 28, 1841 on a site two miles east of here on land on a site two given by the Carroll family. Most of the . . . Map (db m213205) HM
33 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — Sam Dale
Sam Dale (1772-1841) - Indian trader / wagoner Scout and trader, he explored Alabama wilderness, was called Big Sam "Tholocco" by the Indians later led settlers from Georgia to lands in Tombigbee Alabama River basins. Gen. Sam Dale Indian . . . Map (db m220901) HM
34 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — The Dr. Eratus Byron Ard Family Memorial
This Marker is placed here as a memorial to Dr. Eratus Byron Ard and his wife Zenada Byrd Ard and to their family who occupied this property from 1895 to 1971. Their children were: Ligon Briggs Ard Toxey Ard Sorrell . . . Map (db m184073) HM
35 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — The J.D. Holman HouseDale County
The J.D. Holman House was built in 1912 for Jesse DaCosta Holman and his wife, Susan Dowling Holman, and their seven children. Architect Frank C. Galliher of Montgomery, Alabama, designed the 10,000 square foot, Greek Revival house. The gifted and . . . Map (db m132527) HM
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36 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — The Original Burial Plot
The original burial plot northwest of this column one and one fourth acres was deeded by Elisha Matthews in 1888Map (db m213375) HM
37 Alabama, Dale County, Ozark — The Ozark Carillon and TowerDedicated on 24 June 1973
To all military and civilian personnel who have served at Fort Rucker since 1942 with special recognition of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in fighting for freedom throughout the world. The citizens of Ozark are deeply grateful for the . . . Map (db m184131) HM WM
38 Alabama, Dale County, Pinckard — The Mack M. Matthews School
Front The original part of this building was home to one of the oldest African American schools in Dale County. In 1949 on this site, the new building for the Pinckard Colored School was constructed and Mack M. Matthews became its . . . Map (db m115029) HM
39 Alabama, Dale County, Skipperville — Asbury Methodist Church
In 1833 A.D. Elias Snell and wife received the God given forsight which led them to give this quarter section of land for the establishment of Asbury Methodist ChurchMap (db m204954) HM
40 Alabama, Dale County, Skipperville — Morgan Baptist Church / Church Pastors
Morgan Baptist Church Organized in 1913, Morgan Baptist Church traces its origins to nearby Beersheba Primitive Baptist Church (ca. 1850) and its successor, Englewood Church. The congregation began meeting in the Morgan Schoolhouse, which . . . Map (db m166532) HM
41 Alabama, Dale County, Skipperville — Peniel Baptist Church1852 - 2004
(side 1) Listed below are the known pastors of Peniel Baptist Church since its establishment about 1852. Middleton Brooks, S. Hargrove, W. A. Cumbie, Ransom C. Deal, Sr., R. Cass Deal, R. B. Arnold, J. W. Phillips, F. M. Shirah, M. A. . . . Map (db m71587) HM
42 Alabama, Dale County, Skipperville — Salem Baptist Church
This Church was organized August 3,1868, under a brush arbor, by Elias John McLendon and John Bradley.The first building was log house near the cemetery west of the Edd Dykes's place. First known as "Antioch" the church was later named Salem. On . . . Map (db m182138) HM
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Dec. 3, 2023