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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Clair County, Alabama

Clickable Map of St. Clair 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> St. Clair County, AL (26) Blount County, AL (19) Calhoun County, AL (138) Etowah County, AL (37) Jefferson County, AL (365) Shelby County, AL (48) Talladega County, AL (29)  St.ClairCounty(26) St. Clair County (26)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  CalhounCounty(138) Calhoun County (138)  EtowahCounty(37) Etowah County (37)  JeffersonCounty(365) Jefferson County (365)  ShelbyCounty(48) Shelby County (48)  TalladegaCounty(29) Talladega County (29)
Ashville and Pell City are both the county seat for St. Clair County
Adjacent to St. Clair County, Alabama
      Blount County (19)  
      Calhoun County (138)  
      Etowah County (37)  
      Jefferson County (365)  
      Shelby County (48)  
      Talladega County (29)  
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1 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — A County Older Than The State, St. Clair
Created in 1818 in first session of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Named for Gen. Arthur St. Clair, hero of Revolution, governor of Northwest Territory. First settlers from . . . Map (db m28143) HM
2 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — Assassination Site of Sgt. E. Frank Harrison
In 1870 St. Clair Co. was still under Radical Republican Reconstruction. On August 20, 1870 honorable men of the County (former Confederates) had decided to hold the first Democratic Convention after the War Between the States. The meeting would be . . . Map (db m28142) HM
3 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — Dalco Obed Langston
This park was dedicated on May 15, 1990 to D. O. Langston for his service to the town of Ashville, his support for senior citizens, and his enduring impact on our community. A native of Oakvale, Mississippi, Mr. Langston was born in 1904 and died . . . Map (db m156372) HM
4 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — John Ash(Nov. 30, 1783 - April 1, 1872)
In 1817, John and Margaret Ash, their children, and the Rev. Thomas Newton, Margaret's father, were part of a wagon train traveling west on the old Montevallo Road. In Beaver Valley, between Ashville and Odenville, their three-year-old daughter, . . . Map (db m156373) HM
5 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — John Looney HouseCirca 1820
John Looney and son, Henry, served in General Andrew Jackson's volunteer company which built Fort Strother on Coosa River and later fought at Horseshoe Bend in 1814. Looney's family of nine moved from Maury Co. Tenn. to homestead 1817 in St. Clair . . . Map (db m24066) HM
6 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ashville — The Dean / Inzer HouseHome of Lt. Col. / Judge John Washington Inzer
Greek revival antebellum home built by Moses Dean in 1852, acquired by John W. Inzer in 1866. Home occupied by Inzer family from 1866 to 1987. In July 1987 home and its contents, including extensive law library, deeded by family heirs to St. Clair . . . Map (db m28092) HM
7 Alabama, St. Clair County, Caldwell — Original Site of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church
James Cummings Hallmark led in organizing and building the church about 1850. In 1854, George Shotwell deeded three acres of land, including the church house and cemetery, to the trustees of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, South. The first . . . Map (db m95968) HM
8 Alabama, St. Clair County, Coal City — Harkey’s Chapel United Methodist ChurchFounded Circa 1829-1830
Original log house of worship built St. Clair Co. near Broken Arrow Creek, six miles from Coosa River. Named Harkey’s Chapel for first Minister, the Rev. David Harkey of Cahawba Circuit. Present church built 1903-04 by A. I. Abels . . . Map (db m28089) HM
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9 Alabama, St. Clair County, Cook Springs — Site of the Cook Springs Hotel1884-1954
Near this site, and founded by entrepreneur Lafayette Cooke, for whom the community of Cook Springs was named, the hotel resort, operated from 1884 to 1954, was a grand example of mineral-springs resorts developed around the nation during that era. . . . Map (db m217684) HM
10 Alabama, St. Clair County, Cropwell — Andrew Jackson
crossed Coosa River during Creek Indian War 1813-1814 one mile from CropwellMap (db m217726) HM
11 Alabama, St. Clair County, Cropwell — Company F 10th Alabama Infantry C.S.A. 1861-1865
Listed below are names of soldiers mustered in the Confederate Army under an apple tree at Cropwell. They marched to Montevallo (75 miles) there boarding a train to join Gen. Robert E. Lee's army in Virginia. Capt's Wm. T. Smith • James D. . . . Map (db m217702) WM
12 Alabama, St. Clair County, Cropwell — Coosa River
United Daughters of Confederacy chartered 1914 The Coosa River was a factor in area until impounded 1946 to form Lake Logan MartinMap (db m217719) HM
13 Alabama, St. Clair County, Cropwell — Cropwell History
Post office established as Diana 1834 Name changed to Cropwell 1837 Masonic Lodge chartered 1857 In 1887 Birmingham & Atlantic R.R. came to CropwellMap (db m217724) HM
14 Alabama, St. Clair County, Eden — None — Camp Winnataska
Dr. Elwyn Ballard, Commissioner of Boy Scouts in Birmingham, and his wife, Florence Aye Ballard, discovered this site in 1914, and became vital forces in the founding and growth of the camp. Boy Scouts and Boys Club members from the area first . . . Map (db m49659) HM
15 Alabama, St. Clair County, Margaret — None — Town of Margaret
Margaret traces its roots to the Alabama Fuel & Iron Company, which organized in the early 1900s and developed Margaret coal mines under the leadership of its president Henry F. DeBardeleben. Named after DeBardeleben’s wife Margaret, the town was . . . Map (db m50759) HM
16 Alabama, St. Clair County, Odenville, Branchville — Liberty Church, School, and Graveyard
Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized on this site in March, 1835. However, the congregation probably met here as early as 1821, when Rev. Peter Harden and other Presbyterians first settled in the valley. The present church building . . . Map (db m217728) HM
17 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ohatchee — Battle of “Ten Islands”¼ mile above Neely Henry Dam
On July 14, 1864 a small group of brave Confederate Cavalry under General James H. Clanton approximately 300 strong were overwhelmed by a vastly superior Union Cavalry force under General L. H. Rousseau. The Confederates were attempting to protect . . . Map (db m35593) HM
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18 Alabama, St. Clair County, Ohatchee — Fort Strother
Creek Indian War Headquarters of Gen. Andrew Jackson 1813 - 1814Map (db m28144) HM
19 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — A County Older Than The StateSt. Clair County
Created in 1818 by territorial legislature. Named for Revolutionary hero, Gen. St. Clair. First settlers from Tennessee, Georgia – veterans of Creek Indian War, 1813-14. Pell City established as industrial town in 1890 by George H. Pell of . . . Map (db m49666) HM
20 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — Cropwell Historical ParkSt. Clair County Alabama
Post office established as Diana, 1834 name changed to Cropwell, 1837Map (db m217686) HM
21 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — Historic Downtown Pell City
Founded by railroad investors and incorporated on May 6, 1891. Pell City was named for one of the financial backers, George Hamilton Pell of New York. Nearly disappearing after the panic of 1893, the town was redeveloped after 1901 by Sumter . . . Map (db m49660) HM
22 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — Pell City, Alabama
The town charter for Pell City was granted in 1887. The town was named for George Hamilton Pell, a prominent New York industrialist and president of the East and West Railroad. In 1901, the town was almost deserted when a young man named Sumter . . . Map (db m49656) HM
23 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — Pell City’s Historical Residential District
The earliest neighborhood in Pell City was the Residential District, located on the northern boundary of the Downtown Historic District. The Residential District was the preferred location for many of the earliest leaders involved in the growth and . . . Map (db m49667) HM
24 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — The Mill Village
The Pell City Manufacturing Company, completed in 1902, was the main catalyst in the growth and development of Pell City. It was the first cotton mill in the South with the distinctive sawtooth roof design. In addition to the mill itself, the . . . Map (db m217682) HM
25 Alabama, St. Clair County, Springville — First Baptist Church Of SpringvilleOrganized March 22, 1817
Originally chartered as Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Charter member and first pastor was Sion Blythe who served for 17 years. The oldest church in St. Clair County. Presbyterian and Methodist denominations used the church building before . . . Map (db m37831) HM
26 Alabama, St. Clair County, Whitney — Union United Methodist ChurchSt. Clair County
In 1815, Revolutionary War Veteran Captain Edward Beeson received a grant for this land for providing provisons to Andrew Jackson's Tennessee Militia. In 1830, Beeson and other community members constructed a log church here. In 1885, William . . . Map (db m156399) HM
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Mar. 2, 2024