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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blountsville, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Blount 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 Blount County, AL (19) Cullman County, AL (48) Etowah County, AL (37) Jefferson County, AL (340) Marshall County, AL (32) St. Clair County, AL (18) Walker County, AL (9)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  CullmanCounty(48) Cullman County (48)  EtowahCounty(37) Etowah County (37)  JeffersonCounty(340) Jefferson County (340)  MarshallCounty(32) Marshall County (32)  St.ClairCounty(18) St. Clair County (18)  WalkerCounty(9) Walker County (9)
Oneonta is the county seat for Blount County
Blountsville is in Blount County
      Blount County (19)  
ADJACENT TO BLOUNT COUNTY
      Cullman County (48)  
      Etowah County (37)  
      Jefferson County (340)  
      Marshall County (32)  
      St. Clair County (18)  
      Walker County (9)  
 
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1Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Battle RoyalMay 1, 1863
Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Col. Streight’s column as it crossed Locust’s swift waters, causing the Federals to make tremendous exertions to complete the movement, contributing thereby to Streight’s eventual surrender of his entire command to . . . Map (db m28320) HM
2Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Blountsville
1820-1889 seat of Blount County, a county older than the State. Named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent Andrew Jackson to aid Alabama settlers in Creek Indian War, 1812-1814. Indian Chief Bear Meat lived here at crossing of . . . Map (db m156445) HM
3Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — None — Blountsville Court Square Timeline
1813: Colonel John Coffee and 800 Tennessee Volunteers see Bear Meat Cabin Cherokee Settlement near Blountsville 1816: Town settles around square 1820: Newly named Blountsville becomes county seat 1827: Town incorporated with Trustee System . . . Map (db m49176) HM
4Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862Methodist Missionary
First minister assigned to Alabama Territory by Tennessee Conference. Preached first sermon two blocks west at Bear Meat Cabin (present Blountsville) April 18, 1818. He later organized churches in Shelby, St. Clair, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Cotaco . . . Map (db m27991) HM
5Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Exploit of Murphree SistersIncident of May 1, 1863 during Streight (USA) -Forrest (CSA) Campaign.
Three prowling Union soldiers invaded home of sister-in-law of Celia and Winnie Mae Murphree taking food, drink; killing two colts. When soldiers fell asleep, these two young girls took rifles, marched soldiers to headquarters of General . . . Map (db m83226) HM
6Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — Federal RaidMay 1, 1863 — 1 mile south —
Gen. N.B. Forrest (CSA) captured wagon train and supplies of Col. Streight's raiders (USA). Forrest continued his relentless pursuit eastward toward final capture of Streight.Map (db m24363) HM
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7Alabama (Blount County), Blountsville — In Honor of Those Who Served
. . . Map (db m156410) WM
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022