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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arley, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Winston 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 Winston County, AL (27) Cullman County, AL (48) Franklin County, AL (15) Lawrence County, AL (56) Marion County, AL (13) Walker County, AL (9)  WinstonCounty(27) Winston County (27)  CullmanCounty(48) Cullman County (48)  FranklinCounty(15) Franklin County (15)  LawrenceCounty(56) Lawrence County (56)  MarionCounty(13) Marion County (13)  WalkerCounty(9) Walker County (9)
Double Springs is the county seat for Winston County
Arley is in Winston County
      Winston County (27)  
ADJACENT TO WINSTON COUNTY
      Cullman County (48)  
      Franklin County (15)  
      Lawrence County (56)  
      Marion County (13)  
      Walker County (9)  
 
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1Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Arley, AlabamaDeep in the heart of The Free State of Winston
On January 11, 1861 the State of Alabama seceded from the Union. Deeply perturbed, the people of Winston County held a political convention on July 4, 1861 at Looney’s Tavern, near Addison. A resolution was adopted to the effect that Alabama had no . . . Map (db m42859) HM
2Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Bethel SchoolFirst Known School In The Greater Arley Community
The Community’s first four settlers homesteaded land near this site in 1832. The little log schoolhouse, just 18 feet square, was built in 1874. The land, given by L. F. Hembree, is now the site of Bethel Cemetery. With no heat, a dirt floor, and . . . Map (db m42861) HM
3Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Early Post Office SiteDismal, Alabama
Office established May 27, 1891; discontinued July 31, 1902. First postmaster Thomas M. Wadsworth Homestead established here with letters patent signed by President Benjamin Harrison on May 21, 1890. Far-sighted and courageous pioneer, . . . Map (db m201365) HM
4Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Former Site of Smith Schoolhouse
Named for Uncle Harve Smith, patriarch of the Smith Family in this community. Built in 1911 on two acres of land bought for $5.00. Seat of learning of readin' 'ritin', and 'rithmetic until 1923 when it was consolidated with others to form Meek . . . Map (db m201369) HM
5Alabama (Winston County), Arley — History of Meek School
Meek School was erected on ten acres of land given by Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Wadsworth. Chiefly through the efforts of Warren Hamner and Claude Miller, Meek School become the first consolidated school in Winston County. In the Spring of 1923, Nathan . . . Map (db m201368) HM
6Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Meek High School War Memorial
Lest We Forget Killed in Action World War I 1917–18 World War II 1941–46 Marvin Wenfred Johnson • Thomas Felton Smith • O. Z. Thornton • Tommie Tyree • Russell Burdick Wade • Belton Elmo Wilson • Walter Evan Wilson • Jackson Harold . . . Map (db m201367) WM
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7Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Nathan, AlabamaOld Country Town
Post office established May 9, 1908. Named for the first postmaster, Nathan B. Langley, who was succeeded by Robert C. Walker and David H. Hamner. Post office discontinued June 30, 1915; housed in a general store operated on this site by Warren . . . Map (db m42860) HM
8Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Old Arley SchoolReadin’, ‘Ritin’ & ‘Rithmetic
Only two-room schoolhouse for miles around. Built in 1903, “The Big Room” was a two-story building with the Masons using the upper story. “The Little Room” was a later addition. The basic studies were the three R’s and The . . . Map (db m42856) HM
9Alabama (Winston County), Arley — Piney Ridge SchoolPioneer School Site
Originally known as Dismal School. Built of pine logs in 1900 on 1½ acres of land given by Zeb Humphreys, the building was about 20 feet square. Seats were rough board benches without backs. Students gathered pine knots to burn in the heating . . . Map (db m42862) HM
10Alabama (Winston County), Arley — The Party Line - The “Talking Machine”Historic Corner
Here was located the switchboard known as “Central”, of Winston Telephone, Arley’s Grand Old Party Line. Built about 1909 by Mimm Wright, with an estimated maximum of 25 phones, she was the pulse of the community. When one phone rang, . . . Map (db m42857) HM
 
 
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Sep. 28, 2022