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Historical Markers in Houston, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Winston 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 Winston County, AL (27) Cullman County, AL (48) Franklin County, AL (15) Lawrence County, AL (56) Marion County, AL (13) Walker County, AL (9)  WinstonCounty(27) Winston County (27)  CullmanCounty(48) Cullman County (48)  FranklinCounty(15) Franklin County (15)  LawrenceCounty(56) Lawrence County (56)  MarionCounty(13) Marion County (13)  WalkerCounty(9) Walker County (9)
Double Springs is the county seat for Winston County
Houston is in Winston County
      Winston County (27)  
ADJACENT TO WINSTON COUNTY
      Cullman County (48)  
      Franklin County (15)  
      Lawrence County (56)  
      Marion County (13)  
      Walker County (9)  
 
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1Alabama (Winston County), Houston — John Anthony Winston1812-1871
As the 15th Governor of Alabama, Winston signed the bill creating the Alabama Public School System in 1854. He was known as the "Veto Governor” due to his stance against transportation funding. In his honor, Hancock County's name was changed to . . . Map (db m182870) HM
2Alabama (Winston County), Houston — M1841 Mountain Howitzer
This is the M1841 Mountain Howitzer. It was used by the United States Army during the mid-nineteenth century from 1837 to about 1870. The cannon saw service during the Mexican-American War, the American Indian Wars, and during the American Civil . . . Map (db m182874) HM
3Alabama (Winston County), Houston — Richard Elliott Payne"Uncle Dick" — 3/22/1826 - 3/25/1900 —
In 1861 "Uncle Dick” was present at a meeting of 2,500 people at Looney's Tavern. Upon hearing the proposal of Winston County's possibly seceding from the state, he sarcastically exclaimed, "Oh, oh, Winston secedes! The Free State of Winston!” – a . . . Map (db m182871) HM
4Alabama (Winston County), Houston — The Jail at Houston / Houston-County Seat of Winston
The Jail at Houston The Houston Jail is the only surviving log jail in north Alabama. The jail, constructed around 1868 from hand-hewn hardwood logs, replaced an earlier one destroyed by pro-Union men in the county during the Civil War. The . . . Map (db m182919) HM
5Alabama (Winston County), Houston — Willis Farris1814 - 1888 — First Sheriff of Winston County —
Willis Farris was appointed the first sheriff of Hancock County, Alabama, serving from August 31, 1850 to September 19, 1853. Hancock County was renamed Winston County in 1858. Farris then served another term as sheriff from 1859 until 1865. He was . . . Map (db m182872) HM
 
 
 
 
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Dec. 10, 2022