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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Richmond - First County Seat
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
(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
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.
Joe Bob Parker
Clarence Shirrah · Paul Davis · Wiley Gibson · . . . — — Map (db m191351) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Restored to its original pioneer condition in 1980 by descendants of
William A. "Billy" Byrd
and wife Ophelia Dowling Byrd
This is to certify that Claybank Log Church which has been selected as a landmark . . . — — Map (db m213406) HM
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
D. A. Smith High School
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
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
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
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
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
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
Member of the United State Congress 1944-1971
Dedicated Family Man and Humanitarian
Outstanding District Attorney
Supporter of State's Rights
Conserver of Nation's Resources
Ardent Advocate of . . . — — Map (db m184478) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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