“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 Gaylesville, Alabama

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Centre is the county seat for Cherokee County
Gaylesville is in Cherokee County
      Cherokee County (44)  
      Calhoun County (88)  
      Cleburne County (2)  
      DeKalb County (27)  
      Etowah County (37)  
      Chattooga County, Georgia (10)  
      Floyd County, Georgia (43)  
      Polk County, Georgia (24)  
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1Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Arthur "Tarzan" White
Born in Lockhart, Alabama in 1915, Tarzan played alongside Bear Bryant on the University of Alabama's 1934 National Championship Team and was honored as an All-American in 1936. He went on to play for the New York Giants, winning a NFL Championship . . . Map (db m115273) HM
2Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Barry Springs Indian Stockade
One hundred feet east was one site where "The Trail of Tears" began. On May 23, 1838 the Indians of this general area, who had been held in a chestnut log stockade after being gathered by the U.S. Army, began their long trek to Oklahoma. The . . . Map (db m114398) HM
3Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Chattooga River
The river originates in Lafayette in Walker County, Georgia, flows through Chattooga County, Georgia and then enters Cherokee County before emptying into Weiss Lake. Prior to the construction of the lake, the Chattooga River converged with the Coosa . . . Map (db m137513) HM
4Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Coe Incline
In 1902, a coal mine was opened at Lake Lahusage in neighboring DeKalb County. The mined coal was carried by a "dinky line" to the brow of Lookout Mountain at Five Points in Cherokee County. The TAG railroad built a spur line about 2½ miles in . . . Map (db m202239) HM
5Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Colonel Charles Rattray
Col. Charles Rattray served in the 57th Ill. Infantry. He served in Sherman's command at Gaylesville in October 1864. He fell in love with Theodora McWhorter and promised to return and marry her when the war ended. He was a man of his word. His . . . Map (db m202257) HM
6Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — David Hartline
David was born 4 of 12 children, served in combat in Vietnam, was wounded and is a highly decorated war veteran. David is a best selling author, a veteran advocate, and State Commander of the American Legion. He is a former college instructor and . . . Map (db m114742) HM
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7Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Gaylesville
Post Office est. in 1836. During the Civil War, the main body of U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman's Army camped around the town in October 1864. A private home served as his headquarters. Despite pleas from citizens, his troops burned the mill . . . Map (db m114532) HM
8Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — History of Taff, Alabama
Cherokee County established - 1836 Area Cherokee Indians relocated - 1838 Taff Community established - 1842 Community named in honor of Taff family - 1842 Union and Confederate soldiers occupied the area - 1864 Taff post office established . . . Map (db m114743) HM
9Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — Occupation of Gaylesville
Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman commanding the Union Military Div. of the Mississippi at Summerville, GA., on Oct. 19, 1864 moved the Army of the Tennessee, the Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Cumberland to Gaylesville. The Armies with attachments . . . Map (db m202456) HM
10Alabama (Cherokee County), Gaylesville — W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Company
In February 1937, W.P. Brown & Sons Lumber Co. signed a contract with Alabama Power for an estimated 20,000,000 feet of saw timber. The south end of Brown's property is located 1,000 feet back of this marker and extended northward ¾ mile. Brown . . . Map (db m114741) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022