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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pike County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Pike 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> Pike County, AL (40) Barbour County, AL (71) Bullock County, AL (23) Coffee County, AL (19) Crenshaw County, AL (10) Dale County, AL (42) Montgomery County, AL (381)  PikeCounty(40) Pike County (40)  BarbourCounty(71) Barbour County (71)  BullockCounty(23) Bullock County (23)  CoffeeCounty(19) Coffee County (19)  CrenshawCounty(10) Crenshaw County (10)  DaleCounty(42) Dale County (42)  MontgomeryCounty(381) Montgomery County (381)
Troy is the county seat for Pike County
Adjacent to Pike County, Alabama
      Barbour County (71)  
      Bullock County (23)  
      Coffee County (19)  
      Crenshaw County (10)  
      Dale County (42)  
      Montgomery County (381)  
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1 Alabama, Pike County, Banks — Hobdy's Bridge: Last Indian Battles in Alabama
The Second Creek War of 1836 broke out when many Creek Indians resisted forced removal after an 1832 treaty ceded the last of their tribal lands in Alabama. As hostility increased between white settlers pouring into the area and Creeks who were . . . Map (db m111577) HM
2 Alabama, Pike County, Banks — MonticelloPike County
Creek Indians ceded this land in the Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814. Pike County was established from portions of Henry and Montgomery Counties on December 17, 1821. The county was named in honor of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, an . . . Map (db m159024) HM
3 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — "Lest We Forget"
To honor the memory and valor of our soldiers Civil War W.W.I W.W.II Korean Vietnam Operation Desert StormMap (db m36514) HM
4 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — City of Brundidge and the Bass House / Brundidge's Peanut Butter Heritage
Side 1 City of Brundidge and the Bass House Brundidge was founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1890. Brundidge City Hall has been located in the former Bass House on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge since November 1992. . . . Map (db m71796) HM
5 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — Philadelphia Presbyterian Church
(Front): First Presbyterian Church in Pike County Organized largely by members of Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church near Camden, South Carolina.
Map (db m36516) HM
6 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — Salem Baptist Church
Pike County's oldest church Organized by Dr. C.T. Mahoney Since 1824 it has enriched the life of this section Here were organized: Salem Baptist Association, 1839 Baptist General Assoc., 1868 Ladies Aid Society, 1891 Salem-Troy Baptist Assoc., 1904 . . . Map (db m36512) HM
7 Alabama, Pike County, Brundidge — Williams Chapel United Methodist ChurchPike County
In 1824, Jonathan and Sarah Williams and their sons Simeon and Elisha, and their daughter Elizabeth and her husband Richard Bowden migrated from North Carolina to Pike County, Alabama. Methodist circuit rider Rev. Daniel C. McDane organized the . . . Map (db m223793) HM
8 Alabama, Pike County, China Grove — China GrovePike County
Pike County was created by an act passed on December 7, 1821, by the Third Annual Session of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. It included part of what is now Barbour, Bullock, Crenshaw, Henry, Macon, and Montgomery Counties, and . . . Map (db m188387) HM
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9 Alabama, Pike County, Goshen — Allred House & Cemetery
A veteran of the War of 1812, Major William Burt Allred and his wife, Jane O. Park Allred, moved from Newton County, GA to Pike County, AL in 1839. Construction began on their new home in 1840 and was completed in 1843. The home is one of the . . . Map (db m72056) HM
10 Alabama, Pike County, Goshen — Elam Primitive Baptist Church
Constituted March 7, 1830 (about two miles NE of this site) with eight charter members including Elijah Wyatt the first pastor. In 1850’s church moved to this location on land given by Deacon James Folmar. Present building erected 1906. This . . . Map (db m38946) HM
11 Alabama, Pike County, Goshen — Goshen Substation
South Alabama Electric Cooperative’s Goshen Substation provided the first electric energy to rural Pike County. The station was energized at 11:26 A.M. on April 4, 1938. The first 86 miles of electric lines served 170 members. The cooperative . . . Map (db m38947) HM
12 Alabama, Pike County, Goshen — Rodgers School
Built ca. 1860 on land owned by Daniel Carlisle, this school educated Pike County youths until consolidation closed its doors in 1935. In 1895 it was conveyed to trustees for the school by Robert Henry Lee Rodgers for a school. Between 1923 and . . . Map (db m92684) HM
13 Alabama, Pike County, Linwood — Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Founded prior to 1850, at the same time as the original church near Fryer's Bridge, which became the village of Linwood in the late 1850s. Original cemetery included the graves of both black and white parishioners of the early church. In the . . . Map (db m76746) HM
14 Alabama, Pike County, Little Oak — Little Oak United Methodist Church(Originally Bethel)
This church was the outgrowth of a meeting held on December 25, 1829 by Rev. M. Snider and John Carnally 7½ mi. S.W. of Troy. Approximately fourteen members and a Rev. Sayles formally organized the church in the Fall of 1830. It was known as . . . Map (db m39014) HM
15 Alabama, Pike County, Orion — Orion Institute
Founded 1848 by legislative act and donations of citizens. Excellent instruction made it only school of kind for youth in area. Later used as public school until 1929 school consolidation. Orion settled about 1815, by 1830 saw arrival of . . . Map (db m71791) HM
16 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — “The Thinker”
Donated to Troy University by Huo Bao Zhu During the visit of Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. to Xian, China in April 2002. The gift was made in celebration of the Sino-American 1-2-1 Joint Degree Program and as a lasting symbol of friendship between . . . Map (db m38930) HM
17 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Academy Street High School
Side 1 On May 9, 1921, S.B. Innis, C.L. Jenkins, James Henderson, Pres Thomas and C.B. Brooks, the “colored school committee,” entered into a school mortgage for the construction of a building for “colored school . . . Map (db m76755) HM
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18 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Bibb Graves Hall
Built in 1929, Bibb Graves Hall opened in September, 1930. It was named for Alabama Governor Bibb Graves (1927-31, 1935-39) who was known as the “education governor.” Bibb Graves Hall served as the original administration building for . . . Map (db m38940) HM
19 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Chancellor's Residence
Built in 1961 and renovated in 1989, the Chancellor's residence is the "front door" to the University. It has served as the entertainment site for international, national, state and local leaders, including ambassadors, U.S. Senators, governors, . . . Map (db m111582) HM
20 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Confederate Memorial
North Side "Lest We Forget." This shaft is erected to honor and perpetuate the memory and valor of our Confederate Soldiers. West Side "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." South . . . Map (db m36567) HM
21 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Cowart Hall
Named for Fletcher Thomas Cowart, a Troy University professor of natural science from 1890 to 1919. Cowart Hall was constructed in 1950. Originally a men’s dormitory, it was later used to house junior and senior women students. The structure was . . . Map (db m38933) HM
22 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Cowart HallRenovated 1993
Born in Henderson, Alabama in 1850, Fletcher Jackson Cowart began his working career as a public school teacher. He later served superintendencies for both the Pike County and the Troy City schools. He was editor of the Troy Messenger and a . . . Map (db m38934) HM
23 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — First United Methodist Church
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Troy was organized in 1843. The first building was constructed in 1858, on land donated by Ann Dowdell Love, affectionately known as "Granny Love." The second structure was erected in 1888. The present edifice, . . . Map (db m36518) HM
24 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Green Davis Tailgate Terrace
“Tailgating" on the Troy campus was initiated during the 1990’s through the example and leadership of Green Davis. In 1993 the area outside of Memorial Stadium was named in honor of Green Davis for his enduring efforts to boost Trojan . . . Map (db m38929) HM
25 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall Of Honor
Built in 1997, the Hall of Honor is named to honor three key leaders of Troy University: two Chancellors - Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Dr. Ralph W. Adams and the longtime leaders of the “Sound of the South” Marching Band and Director . . . Map (db m38942) HM
26 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Janice Hawkins Park"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband."Proverbs 12:4 —
Janice Hawkins Park was named in honor of the First Lady of Troy University, a devoted wife and loving mother, whose work benefited Troy in the fine arts, service to students, internationalization of the University, and support of military veterans. . . . Map (db m111581) HM
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27 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — John Robert Lewis Hall
Built in 1929 and originally named for Gov. Bibb Graves, this building was renamed in 2020 in memory of U.S. Rep. Lewis, a central figure in the U.S. civil rights movement. Nicknamed "the boy from Troy" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he was the . . . Map (db m168100) HM
28 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — McCall Hall
The original structure was named for Charles Roderick McCall, Professor of Languages at Troy Normal School from 1890 to 1898. It was constructed in 1960-1961 to house the various sciences. In 1999, the structure was renovated and enlarged to house . . . Map (db m38938) HM
29 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Pace Hall
Built in 1946 as a men’s dorm. Named for Matthew Downer Pace, who served Troy University from 1891 to 1941 as Professor of Mathematics, Dean and President. The building was made necessary by the heavy influx of male students enrolling immediately . . . Map (db m38931) HM
30 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Pike County WWI Memorial
In honor of the men of Pike County who served in the World War 1914-1918.Map (db m76759) WM
31 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Pike County's John Lewis: National Civil Rights IconCourageous John Lewis: 'Conscience of Congress'
Pike County's John Lewis: National Civil Rights Icon John Lewis was born in rural Pike County on February 21, 1940 to sharecroppers during the era that African Americans in the South were subjected to segregation in education and public . . . Map (db m168098) HM
32 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Riddle-Pace Field
Originally constructed as the home field for the university’s football and baseball teams. Pace Field, home of the Troy Trojans and the Troy baseball team in the late 1930s and 1940s, stood at the location of the current Riddle - Pace Field. It is . . . Map (db m38935) HM
33 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Rushing Hall
Rushing Hall was named in honor of distinguished Class of 1965 Troy Alumni, Sue and Lewis Rushing, of Birmingham, Alabama by the Troy University Board of Trustees on February 22, 2018. It was named in recognition of the Rushings' loyalty to Troy . . . Map (db m205227) HM
34 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Shackelford Hall
Built during 1929, Shackelford Hall opened to students in September 1930. It was named for the institution’s president Edward Madison Shackelford, who served from 1899 to 1936. Adjoining this building was the original dining facility for the campus. . . . Map (db m38932) HM
35 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — The Great Pensacola Trading Path
In the early 1800s, south Alabama was still inhabited by many groups of Native Americans: Creek, Chickasaw, and Choctaw among others. They traveled, hunted, traded, and made war on the many ancient trails here. European settlers improved these roads . . . Map (db m95359) HM
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36 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — The Historic Troy Post Office(Circa 1910)
Side A Chiseled in the cornerstone are the words, Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, MCMX. This Classical Revival-style Post Office remained in service until 1980. The building . . . Map (db m38944) HM
37 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Three Notch Road
Built by U.S. Army, 1824, from Ft. Barrancas, at Pensacola to Ft. Bainbridge, S.E. of Tuskegee. Here it joined Federal Road leading to Ft. Mitchell in Russell County. Road followed Indian trade trail Became main road . . . Map (db m76745) HM
38 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Troy University
Troy State Normal School was established by the Alabama General Assembly in 1887. Land and the first building for the original downtown campus and land for the present site were provided by the City of Troy. The College was moved to the present site . . . Map (db m38937) HM
39 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Tuskegee Army Air Field HangarPike County
The first African-American pilots in U. S. military history utilized this hangar, located originally at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Built by Nashville contractors McKissack and McKissack, the base was the first major Army Air Forces base . . . Map (db m115025) HM
40 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Violata Pax Dove
The Violata Pax (Wounded Peace) Dove symbolizes beauty and peace, sorrow and tragedy. Where you stand determines what you see. The sculpture was originally commissioned as part of a post-earthquake renovation project for the Basilica of Saint . . . Map (db m111584) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023