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Historical Markers in Alexander City, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Elmore County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Elmore County, AL (43) Autauga County, AL (38) Chilton County, AL (28) Coosa County, AL (3) Macon County, AL (89) Montgomery County, AL (363) Tallapoosa County, AL (48)  ElmoreCounty(43) Elmore County (43)  AutaugaCounty(38) Autauga County (38)  ChiltonCounty(28) Chilton County (28)  CoosaCounty(3) Coosa County (3)  MaconCounty(89) Macon County (89)  MontgomeryCounty(363) Montgomery County (363)  TallapoosaCounty(48) Tallapoosa County (48)
Wetumpka is the county seat for Elmore County
Alexander City is in Elmore County
      Elmore County (43)  
ADJACENT TO ELMORE COUNTY
      Autauga County (38)  
      Chilton County (28)  
      Coosa County (3)  
      Macon County (89)  
      Montgomery County (363)  
      Tallapoosa County (48)  
 
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1Alabama (Elmore County), Alexander City — The Hank Williams Kowaliga Cabin1952
At this site stands the cabin where country music legend Hank Williams composed the song “Kaw-liga” in August, 1952. The song’s title was derived from the name of a Creek Indian town located on the banks of the Kowaliga Creek until 1836. . . . Map (db m68038) HM
2Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — Alexander City: A Textile Community
Front Youngsville, Alabama was incorporated in 1872. The name was changed to Alexander City in March 1873. In 1892, when cotton was king, farmers and planters in the Alexander City area were producing an estimated 18,000 bales of cotton a . . . Map (db m45739) HM
3Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — Court Square
Anticipating the construction of a railroad through the country hamlet of Youngsville, Griffin Young in 1860 hired W. H. Whatley to survey a portion of his property and lay it off in forty-eight town lots. In the plan two acres were reserved for use . . . Map (db m28544) HM
4Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church was organized March 2, 1893. The church was made up of 17 members at the home of Robert Clinton Sandlin, who was installed as the First Ruling Elder. The church constructed their 1st building on this site in 1895. The . . . Map (db m28548) HM
5Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — First United Methodist Church 1872
Following a fire in June 1902 that destroyed the Methodist Episcopal Church of the North Alabama Conference, along with most of downtown Alexander City, the church leadership chose to relocate to this site. Construction began in 1903 on the . . . Map (db m57995) HM
6Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — Menawa, War Chiefabout 1766 - 1837
Indian farmer - merchant chose to resist whites' advance on Indians' lands. In Creek War he led Creeks at Battle of Horseshoe Bend. His warriors were beaten by Jackson's superior force but Menawa escaped.Map (db m66680) HM
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7Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — Needmore 1873
Freedmen moving to the new market town of Youngsville in the early 1870s occupied homes along a street they called Needmore Street. They relocated their house of worship from near the present junction of South Central Avenue and Cherokee Road to . . . Map (db m45740) HM
8Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — The First Baptist Church1872
In the summer of 1872 a few residents in the village of Youngsville gathered for a revival held on the hill later occupied by Mistletoe Bough. Alexander City’s First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church trace their origins from that . . . Map (db m28551) HM
9Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — The Savannah And Memphis Railroad 1874
The transformation of Youngsville from a country hamlet to a market town can be traced from the arrival of the railroad. The Savannah and Memphis Railroad was completed from Opelika to the east side of the Tallapoosa River at Sturdivant in 1872. . . . Map (db m28653) HM
10Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Alexander City — Youngsville
Following the Creek Cession in 1832, settlers, mostly from Georgia and the Carolinas, occupied this section of the Creek Nation. Among the first settlers was James Young who purchased land a half-mile west near a trading post called Georgia Store. . . . Map (db m28658) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022