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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilcox County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Wilcox 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> Wilcox County, AL (20) Butler County, AL (25) Clarke County, AL (53) Dallas County, AL (132) Lowndes County, AL (28) Marengo County, AL (28) Monroe County, AL (24)  WilcoxCounty(20) Wilcox County (20)  ButlerCounty(25) Butler County (25)  ClarkeCounty(53) Clarke County (53)  DallasCounty(132) Dallas County (132)  LowndesCounty(28) Lowndes County (28)  MarengoCounty(28) Marengo County (28)  MonroeCounty(24) Monroe County (24)
Camden is the county seat for Wilcox County
Adjacent to Wilcox County, Alabama
      Butler County (25)  
      Clarke County (53)  
      Dallas County (132)  
      Lowndes County (28)  
      Marengo County (28)  
      Monroe County (24)  
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1 Alabama, Wilcox County, Boykin — The Founding of Gee's Bend / Boykin Mercantile Store in Gee's Bend
The Founding of Gee's Bend Situated on the edge of Alabama's Black Belt in Wilcox County is Gee's Bend, a block of land enclosed on three sides by the massive bend in the Alabama River. Gee's Bend was only seven miles from the county seat of . . . Map (db m203706) HM
2 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Bessie W. Munden Recreational ParkFounded 1955
This 22-acre park is named for its founder, Bessie W. Munden, a noted African American educator and civic leader in Wilcox County. Dedicated on October 25, 1959, Bessie W. Munden Recreational Park is significant as one of Alabama's oldest . . . Map (db m203708) HM
3 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Camden
(obverse) Founded on land donated to the Wilcox County Commission for a new county seat by Thomas Dunn and wife Martha Hobbs, Sept. 14, 1832. County seat moved from Canton in 1833. First called Wilcox Courthouse and later named . . . Map (db m68164) HM
4 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Camden Academy Historic DistrictWilcox County
[side 1 • faces east] In 1886, William Henderson, a Scottish immigrant, former Union Army Officer, and United Presbyterian moved from New York to Wilcox County. He saw the plight of freed slaves and urged his children to begin schools in the . . . Map (db m228693) HM
5 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
This building was constructed c. 1849 as a Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organized in September 1890 in the parlor of the William Joel Bonner home. There were twelve charter . . . Map (db m68161) HM
6 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Confederate Dead of Wilcox County
(front) In memory of the Confederate Dead of Wilcox County 1861. - 1865. "The manner of their death was the crowning glory of their lives." Jefferson Davis. (left side) They gave their lives for us; for . . . Map (db m68173) WM
7 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — First Presbyterian Church of Camden
Organized April 3, 1845 by a Commission of Southern Alabama Presbytery to serve the community of Camden in Wilcox County. Originally known as the Old School Presbyterian Church, its first congregation numbered twenty-three. First Ruling Elders . . . Map (db m68160) HM
8 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox
Joseph Morgan Wilcox was born on March 15, 1790 in Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer, Joseph Wilcox and Phoebe Morgan. On June 15, 1808, Cadet Wilcox entered the U.S. Military Academy where he . . . Map (db m68159) HM
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9 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Veterans Monument
A Monument Committee, consisting of Susan Baggett, Chairman; Gladys Mason, Clara Blackmon, Jane Shelton Dale, Tommy McNeece, Bill Albritton and Mayor Henrietta Blackmon, was established on February 12, 2004. Their plan was to build a monument to . . . Map (db m68158) HM WM
10 Alabama, Wilcox County, Camden — Wilcox Female Institute
Incorporated 1850 by James A. Tait, L. W. Mason, Joseph George and Associates Original Trustees: Col. J. C. Jones, Joseph George, Maj. M. M. Bonham, D. W. Sterrett, Col. C. C. Sellers, Dr. M. Reid, J. W. Bridges, Dr. Robert Irvin, and Maj. F. . . . Map (db m68156) HM
11 Alabama, Wilcox County, Catherine — Postal Routes of 1820
Two miles north of this point was the intersection of two important postal routes of early Alabama, the Saint Stephens-Cahawba Road and the Tuskaloosa-Prairie Bluff Road.Map (db m38495) HM
12 Alabama, Wilcox County, Catherine — Prairie MissionA United Presbyterian Mission — Prairie, Alabama 1894-1968 —
Prairie Mission was established in 1894 by the Freedmen’s Board of the United Presbyterian Church of North America to educate the children of ex-slaves. The Mission consisted of a church, school building, dormitories for male and female students, a . . . Map (db m38496) HM
13 Alabama, Wilcox County, Furman — Furman National Historic District
(obverse) Representing 10,300 acres with 73 buildings, and 14 structures, the Furman Historic District, encompassing Old Snow Hill Road, Wilcox County Road 59, Burson Road, and AL 21, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m68184) HM
14 Alabama, Wilcox County, Oak Hill — Town of Oak Hill
Originally known as "The Ridge," Oak Hill was settled c. 1830 primarily by former South Carolinians. During the early 1800s, Ebenezer Methodist Campground was located here. Due to a malaria outbreak, settlers from nearby Hamburg moved to Oak . . . Map (db m151687) HM
15 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Apple — Downtown Pine Apple
Front: The Town of Pine Apple was settled by 1816, originally named Friendship in the 1820s and later designated Pine Apple by the United States Post Office in 1851. Pine Apple was incorporated on February 24, 1872. The following . . . Map (db m47706) HM
16 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Apple — Moore Academy"A Great Adventure of the Mind"
Founded in 1882 by John Trotwood Moore, who became a famous author, archeologist, and poet laureate of the State of Tennessee, the original two-story wood frame building served the Pine Apple area from 1882 until the present brick structure was . . . Map (db m47705) HM
17 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Apple — Pine Apple Historic DistrictPine Apple, Alabama
Founded in 1825, the town of Pine Apple became a regional commercial center due to its strategic location as the end of the Selma to Pensacola Railroad line from 1871 to the 1890s. The progressive spirit of Pine Apple during the centennial period . . . Map (db m47704) HM
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18 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Apple — Pine Apple Historic DistrictPine Apple, Alabama
Founded in 1825, the town of Pine Apple became a regional commercial center due to its strategic location as the end of the Selma to Pensacola Railroad line from 1871 to the 1890s. The progressive spirit of Pine Apple during the centennial period . . . Map (db m47799) HM
19 Alabama, Wilcox County, Pine Hill — Pine Hill, AlabamaIncorporated December 2, 1895
Front: This area was Choctaw Indian country before the arrival of settlers moving south and west in this new nation. The first settlement, known as Arnold, was located one mile north of the present town center. Mr. Charley A. Sheldon from . . . Map (db m47618) HM
20 Alabama, Wilcox County, Snow Hill — Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute1893
(obverse) Snow Hill Institute was founded in 1893 by William James Edwards, a graduate of historic Tuskegee Institute established by Booker T. Washington in 1881. Snow Hill’s lineage extends back to Hampton Institute where Washington . . . Map (db m68185) HM
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Apr. 17, 2024