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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Leighton, Alabama
Location of Leighton, Alabama
► Colbert County (78) ► Franklin County (13) ► Lauderdale County (213) ► Lawrence County (46) ► Tishomingo County, Mississippi (20)
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Leighton developed at the intersection of the Byler Road (1819) and
the Tuscumbia - Courtland Stage Road (1820), where the Jeffers/Gregg
Tavern served the needs of travelers as early as 1810. Leighton was
named for William . . . — — Map (db m153259) HM|
The region's rich history of Methodism predates the creation of
Colbert County. Local Methodists helped raise $10,000 to persuade
the Tennessee Methodist Conference to build LaGrange College (4
miles SW), which opened in 1830. . . . — — Map (db m153325) HM|
|This is the site of LaGrange College Chartered in 1830 by act of the Legislature of Alabama An Institution of High Order for men attended chiefly by students from the southern states.
The college was burned April 28, 1863 by Federal Cavalry . . . — — Map (db m141745) HM|
The town of Leighton was named in honor of the Reverend William Leigh, son and grandson of Revolutionary War veterans. He was born in Amelia County Virginia, Oct 4, 1790 and moved to Alabama about 1823.
Leigh settled nearby . . . — — Map (db m106112) HM|