“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 Attalla, Alabama

Clickable Map of Etowah 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> Etowah County, AL (37) Blount County, AL (19) Calhoun County, AL (138) Cherokee County, AL (46) DeKalb County, AL (34) Marshall County, AL (42) St. Clair County, AL (26)  EtowahCounty(37) Etowah County (37)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  CalhounCounty(138) Calhoun County (138)  CherokeeCounty(46) Cherokee County (46)  DeKalbCounty(34) DeKalb County (34)  MarshallCounty(42) Marshall County (42)  St.ClairCounty(26) St. Clair County (26)
Gadsden is the county seat for Etowah County
Attalla is in Etowah County
      Etowah County (37)  
      Blount County (19)  
      Calhoun County (138)  
      Cherokee County (46)  
      DeKalb County (34)  
      Marshall County (42)  
      St. Clair County (26)  
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1 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — “The Junction”Attalla
For thousands of years, two important Indian trade routes ran across what was to become Etowah County. The “High Town Path” ran from Charlestown, S.C. west to the Mississippi River, near Memphis, TN. The “Creek Path” begins . . . Map (db m39226) HM
2 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — Camp SibertWorld War II: 1942-1945
On 6/18/1942 the U.S. took possession of 36,300 acres in Etowah and adjoining St. Clair County to establish Alabama's first Chemical Warfare Center. The area was dedicated on 12/25/1942 and named for U.S. Army M/G William Luther Sibert, first Chief . . . Map (db m33304) HM
3 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — Camp Wills
Established as a supply camp by General Andrew Jackson, September 1813, on the banks of Big Wills Creek. It was here that Jackson directed the first campaign of the Creek War, and promoted Colonel John Coffee to Brigadier General and Captain Newton . . . Map (db m73993) HM
4 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — Electricity for the City of Attalla
In the fall of 1902, Captain William Patrick Lay, of Gadsden, began construction of a small hydro electric generating plant at the site of Wesson Mill on Big Wills Creek, just southwest of Attalla. The plant was constructed, in Lay’s words, . . . Map (db m83730) HM
5 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — First United Methodist Church Of Attalla
In 1851 twelve Methodists met in Newton (later Attalla) to plan a Methodist Episcopal Church. A crude log building on North Fifth Street served as the first church. In 1861 and again in 1882 the church relocated on Fifth to accommodate the growing . . . Map (db m83731) HM
6 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — William Patrick Lay(1853-1940)
William Patrick Lay (1853-1940), founder of Alabama Power Company, built his first hydroelectric plant on Big Wills Creek about 2 miles east on Simmons Lane. Lay purchased the Old Wesson Mill in 1902 and built a small hydroelectric generating . . . Map (db m73995) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024