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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Centre
Centre, Alabama and Vicinity
▶ Cherokee County (38) ▶ Calhoun County (82) ▶ Cleburne County (2) ▶ DeKalb County (24) ▶ Etowah County (37) ▶ Chattooga County, Georgia (7) ▶ Floyd County, Georgia (23) ▶ Polk County, Georgia (9)
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|Area 575 square miles. Aborigines inhabited area 4000 B.C. Cherokee and Creek Historic Indians about 1300-May 1838. Hernando De Soto-First white man July 1540. First white settlers about 1810 from VA, NC, SC, GA, and Tenn. Formed Cherokee Cession . . . — — Map (db m133321) HM|
|The current courthouse is the fourth to be built on this site. The first courthouse, constructed of brick in 1849, burned in 1882. A second brick courthouse was built that year and it only lasted 13 years before it burned in 1895. The third brick . . . — — Map (db m114838) HM|
|In November 1958, Col. Robert E. Mann and a small group of interested residents organized the Cherokee County Historical Society in Cedar Bluff with a goal to initiate the preservation of the history of Cherokee County. Over the following years, the . . . — — Map (db m114745) HM|
|This area had long been home to the Cherokee Indians and the first white settlers did not arrive until the early 1800's. On December 29, 1835, the Cherokees signed a controversial treaty surrendering their lands here to the U.S. Government. A short . . . — — Map (db m114840) HM|
|Final resting place of Chief Pathkiller (B. 1749 - D. 1827) who served as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Many prominent early settlers are also interred here including newspaper editor and publisher, Confederate infantry captain and . . . — — Map (db m114282) HM|
|Hatcher School was created as a result of the dreams and sacrifices of the people of the community. Black children in Centre had to travel to Cedar Bluff to attend school. The State purchased land and citizens of the community provided funding and . . . — — Map (db m133323) HM|
|This house was built in 1846 by George Walden soon after the town of Centre was laid out. The house was occupied by Judge Wm. Lafayette Whitlock who was a lawyer, delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention and judge of the 12th judicial district. . . . — — Map (db m120047) HM|
Inventor of the early typewriter—the pterotye. Born in 1831, Union Dist., S.C., died in 1905, grave 2 miles west. While registered in chancery and later editor of the National Democrat near this siteabout 1860, developed his first writing . . . — — Map (db m115571) HM|
|Jordan Big Store
has been placed on the
Alabama Register of
Landmarks & Heritage
by the Alabama
August 10, 2017 — — Map (db m114746) HM|
|Mose Hampton bought his freedom prior to the Civil War. He was a builder, assisted in laying out and surveying the town of Centre, a minister in the Episcopal Methodist North, and an inventor. Mr. Hampton owned land in the vicinity of this marker on . . . — — Map (db m120046) HM|
|Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority . . . — — Map (db m114281) HM|
|One mile south was an important Indian Council site from about 1707. Named for noted chief, the "Turkey". Here in October 1816, a council of Cherokees, Creeks, and Chickasaws met to settle boundaries and ratify a peace treaty. General Andrew . . . — — Map (db m114989) HM|