“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Abbeville, Alabama

Clickable Map of Henry 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> Henry County, AL (37) Barbour County, AL (69) Dale County, AL (36) Houston County, AL (45) Clay County, GA (22) Early County, GA (17)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  BarbourCounty(69) Barbour County (69)  DaleCounty(36) Dale County (36)  HoustonCounty(45) Houston County (45)  ClayCountyGeorgia(22) Clay County (22)  EarlyCounty(17) Early County (17)
Abbeville is the county seat for Henry County
Abbeville is in Henry County
      Henry County (37)  
      Barbour County (69)  
      Dale County (36)  
      Houston County (45)  
      Clay County, Georgia (22)  
      Early County, Georgia (17)  
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1Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — A County Older Than the StateHenry County
Created in 1819 by Alabama Territorial Legislature. Named for Patrick Henry of Virginia, colonial statesman and orator: “Give me liberty or give me death.” This area ceded by Creek Indian Nation in 1814 under Treaty of Ft. Jackson. Had . . . Map (db m60682) HM
2Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — A Revolutionary Soldier
In Memory of Rev. Nathan "Father" Grantham, born May 29, 1751, in South Carolina. He served two terms South Carolina Volunteers during the Revolutionary War. As a circuit riding Methodist Minister, he served the Liberty Chapel Methodist Church, . . . Map (db m167084) HM
3Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Abbeville Southern Railroad / Pelham House
For the first 75 years of its history, Abbeville’s commerce was tied directly to the Chattahoochee River by Indian trails and wagon roads. The arrival of the first train on the Abbeville Southern Railroad, November 27, 1893, signaled the dawn of a . . . Map (db m60685) HM
4Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Abbeville/Seven Flags and an Arrow Over Abbeville
The oldest remaining colonial settlement in East Alabama from Florida to the Tennessee line and older than the county of Henry and the state of Alabama. An active trading post was located here in the Alabama Territory on “The Hill” early . . . Map (db m83757) HM
5Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Alabama's First Peanut Oil Mill
On this site stood the Henry County Peanut Oil Mill, the first of its kind in Alabama. It was built in July 1916 by two entrepreneurial Abbeville businessmen-Robert Newman and Mike Sachar, a Russian Jewish immigrant. Owners of the new Abbeville . . . Map (db m174715) HM
6Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Henry County Training SchoolEstablished 1914
Founded by Laura L. Ward. Building designed and constructed by Jim McCauley on land given by Glass Maybin. Classes began Sept., 1917. Principals who served school were: J. H. Jackson, W. R. Rosser, Felix Blackwood, Sr., and William B. Ward, Sr. . . . Map (db m71809) HM
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7Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Henry, The Mother County
Upon formation, Henry County was the largest county within Alabama composing all or portions of the present counties of Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Houston and Pike. When the youngest county of Houston was formed in 1903, . . . Map (db m60683) HM
8Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — In Honor of William Calvin Oates1835-1910
A Soldier, Statesman, Author and Editor who went from Abbeville as Captain of the Henry County Pioneers C.S.A. U.S. Congressman 14 years 1880 - 1894 Brig. Gen. Spanish American War 1897 Member State Constitutional Convention 1901 . . . Map (db m166470) HM
9Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Methodist Episcopal Church, SouthErected 1896
Erected to the glory of God, the Methodist Church in Abbeville was established circa 1830 as a mission of the Lawrenceville Circuit. The 1850 church was erected north of the present post office on East Washington Street. Present church retains most . . . Map (db m60753) HM
10Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home / Robert Fowler Hall Home
Side 1 Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home Reuben Hicklin Hall (1812-1890) and Mary Ann Strange (1814-1872) moved to Henry County by ox wagon from Washington County, Georgia, in 1845. They built a log home just south of here with slave . . . Map (db m71821) HM
11Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Rosa Parks Lived Here Reported missing
Civil rights pioneer Rosa McCauley Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Shortly after her birth her parents James and Leona McCauley, moved here to a 260 acre farm owned by her grandparents, Anderson and Louisa McCauley. Her . . . Map (db m182833) HM
12Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — The Bethune-Kennedy House
This rare, dual front door, double pen Creole cottage was constructed circa 1840 on the military three-notch road, now Kirkland Street. It is the oldest remaining structure in Abbeville. Earliest known owner was Confederate Colonel William Calvin . . . Map (db m60754) HM
13Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — The First Baptist Church of Abbeville/Abbeville Pioneer Cemetery
Side 1 The First Baptist Church of Abbeville This church was founded in 1834 as a mission of the Lawrenceville Baptist Church. Reverend Jeremiah Campbell was one of the early pastors. Later meetings were held in the lower story . . . Map (db m71807) HM
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14Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School / First Free Secondary School in Alabama
Side 1 The Southeast Alabama Agricultural School This school and experiment station was created by Alabama Legislative Act No. 579, February 28, 1889. This was the first school in Alabama to offer free secondary education. SAAS . . . Map (db m71808) HM
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Dec. 10, 2022