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Historical Markers in Courtland, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, AL (56) Colbert County, AL (96) Cullman County, AL (48) Franklin County, AL (15) Lauderdale County, AL (215) Limestone County, AL (89) Morgan County, AL (77) Winston County, AL (27)  LawrenceCounty(56) Lawrence County (56)  ColbertCounty(96) Colbert County (96)  CullmanCounty(48) Cullman County (48)  FranklinCounty(15) Franklin County (15)  LauderdaleCounty(215) Lauderdale County (215)  LimestoneCounty(89) Limestone County (89)  MorganCounty(77) Morgan County (77)  WinstonCounty(27) Winston County (27)
Moulton is the county seat for Lawrence County
Courtland is in Lawrence County
      Lawrence County (56)  
ADJACENT TO LAWRENCE COUNTY
      Colbert County (96)  
      Cullman County (48)  
      Franklin County (15)  
      Lauderdale County (215)  
      Limestone County (89)  
      Morgan County (77)  
      Winston County (27)  
 
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1Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — A Cotton Kingdom
A combination of rich soil, mild climate and ready access to market via river and later railroad made Courtland an early center of cotton production. From surrounding plantations with colorful names like Bonnie Doone, Oak Grove, Rocky Hill, . . . Map (db m71285) HM
2Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — American Legion - Post 58
On April 20, 1934, a temporary charter was issued for Gen. Joe Wheeler Post 58, Courtland, Alabama. On November 12, 1946, a permanent charter was granted and the name changed to Wiley Horton Post 58 in honor of the deceased son of State . . . Map (db m84303) HM
3Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Beginnings/Flight Schools
(side 1) Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Beginnings Following the onset of WWII the Army Air Corps initiated an ambitious pilot training program. During its most active period, this program would train over 100,000 pilots per . . . Map (db m74409) HM
4Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Facilities/Deactivation
(side 1) Courtland Army Air Field (CAAF): Facilities At its greatest strength, CAAF was home to 4600 officers, enlisted servicemen, and cadets. During the war years it was the largest population center within Lawrence County. Over . . . Map (db m74411) HM
5Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Cemetery-1819-
Side A One of Alabama's oldest and most picturesque town cemeteries, this site was set aside as a burying ground by the Courtland Land Company in its original survey made prior to the incorporation of the town in 1819. Many of the area's . . . Map (db m84304) HM
6Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland Presbyterian Church1821
Side 1 One of Alabama's earliest Presbyterian congregations, this church was founded in September 1821 by the Reverend John Allen as "The Church of Nazareth". In 1833 it was renamed Courtland Presbyterian Church. The first meeting house, . . . Map (db m155416) HM
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7Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Courtland's Early Architecture(circa 1820-1940)
Side 1 Structures within the Courtland historic district represent over 150 years of changing tastes in building design. Although only a few of Courtland’s earliest buildings survive, the Federal~style architecture of the oldest houses . . . Map (db m28990) HM
8Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Early Roads / One of the South's First Railroads 1832
Side A Tennessee Street along the north side of the square was originally part of Gaines’ Trace, a horse path laid out in 1807 under the direction of Capt. Edmund Pendleton Gaines of the U. S. Army. From Melton’s Bluff on the Tennessee . . . Map (db m29056) HM
9Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — Harris-Simpson Home
Side A This circa 1820 house is thought to be one of the oldest houses in Courtland. Occupying a lot platted by the Courtland Land Company in 1818, the house faces North toward what was once the main Tuscumbia Road. Dr. Jack Shackelford . . . Map (db m84306) HM
10Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — McMahon House
Built about 1830 for merchant Joseph Trotter, this house was purchased in 1838 by John J. McMahon, a Virginia-born cotton factor who divided his time between Courtland and New Orleans. The house remained the home of McMahon's descendants for nearly . . . Map (db m84307) HM
11Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — The African ~ American Experience
Marker Front: African~Americans played a very significant role in the early history of Courtland. Most came as slaves from the older southern states to help clear the land, to plant crops of cotton and corn, and to serve as household . . . Map (db m29009) HM
12Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — The Red Rovers / Red Rovers Roster
The Red Rovers Volunteer military company organized at Courtland 1835 to aid Texas in struggle for independence. Commanded by Dr. Jack Shackelford, local physician, company derived its name from color of home spun uniforms, made by citizens . . . Map (db m84308) HM
13Alabama (Lawrence County), Courtland — The Town of Courtland / Early Settlers1819
Side A Federal lands in this area were first sold in 1818 and quickly purchased by settlers and speculators. A group of investors calling themselves the “Courtland Land Company” and consisting of William H. Whitaker, James M. . . . Map (db m28989) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022