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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McCalla, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, AL (205) Bibb County, AL (13) Blount County, AL (19) Shelby County, AL (47) St. Clair County, AL (18) Tuscaloosa County, AL (116) Walker County, AL (9)  JeffersonCounty(205) Jefferson County (205)  BibbCounty(13) Bibb County (13)  BlountCounty(19) Blount County (19)  ShelbyCounty(47) Shelby County (47)  St.ClairCounty(18) St. Clair County (18)  TuscaloosaCounty(116) Tuscaloosa County (116)  WalkerCounty(9) Walker County (9)
Location of McCalla, Alabama
    Jefferson County (205)
    Bibb County (13)
    Blount County (19)
    Shelby County (47)
    St. Clair County (18)
    Tuscaloosa County (116)
    Walker County (9)
 
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1Alabama (Jefferson County), McCalla — John Wesley Hall Grist Mill & Cotton Gin
The John Wesley Hall Grist Mill & Cotton Gin operated on this site from 1867 to 1931, was successor to one of Alabama's earliest grist mills located a mile west on Mud Creek. Burned during the Civil War, Hall's Mill was moved to this location . . . Map (db m107515) HM
2Alabama (Jefferson County), McCalla — Pioneer Farm BuildingsCirca 1870's
1. Gear House 2. Smoke House 3. Corn Crib 4. Double Pole Barn Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Carthell Kornegay. These buildings were located on the George Stewart Farm in Bibb County and restored in 1975…Map (db m107513) HM
3Alabama (Jefferson County), McCalla — Tapawingo Bridge 1902
This iron truss bridge was used by thousands of Birmingham area residents in the early 1900s while visiting Tapawingo Springs, once a popular swimming spot and tourist location in northeast Jefferson County. The bridge was originally located . . . Map (db m107514) HM
4Alabama (Jefferson County), McCalla — Williams HouseCirca 1889
James Monroe "Jim" Williams married Martha Evaline George. Mr. Williams was a farmer and a coal miner at Gray Hill in Bibb County, Alabama. They raised ten children, of which seven were born in this house. Donated by Mrs. Audry . . . Map (db m107511) HM
5Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — "Hot Pot", Ensley Worksca 1920s
Sometimes called a slag ladle or cinder pot, this relic from U.S. Steel's Ensley Works was used as a part of a eight-car train to move slag from the furnaces to the slag dump. A single car could hold up to 15 tons. Pot manufactured at U.S. . . . Map (db m126995) HM
6Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Belcher House1870
. . . Map (db m107508) HM
7Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Bessemer Sewer System
The large 54 inch inside diameter pipe was unearthed in 2001 behind the Woodward Golf Course by Bob Hall and the Jefferson County Environmental Services. It was used by the Bessemer sewer system. (Donated by U.S. Pipe & Foundry Company, 2002)Map (db m107497) HM
8Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Blower HouseRoupes Valley Iron Co. — 1850's —
Built under the supervision of Moses Stroup to supply air blast for Tannerhill Furnace No. 1 (1859), this facility made use of blowing tubs and a large waterwheel. It remained in operation even after Furnace Nos. 2 and 3 were added in 1862 and . . . Map (db m107498) HM
9Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Cane Creek School1923
Successor to the first school built in Jefferson County in 1815, this building - of 1923 origins - served the residents of the Beltona Area until 1960. Purchased in 1963 by the Cane Creek Community Club, it was subsequently donated to Tannerhill . . . Map (db m107503) HM
10Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Charles Jefferson Stewart House1858
Pioneer home of Charles Jefferson Stewart Sr, 1833-1897 and wife Nancy Rachel Mayhan 1839-1910. Relocated from Abercrombie Community Bibb, County, 1986. A successful farmer the Stewarts had 13 children, all born in this house. Donated by Wendell . . . Map (db m107502) HM
11Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Civil War Site 1861-1865
As the border states began to fall, Alabama iron became critical to the survival of the Confederacy. During the last two years of the war, Alabama’s furnaces were producing 70% of the entire southern iron supply. That output invited federal . . . Map (db m36672) HM
12Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Eighth Iowa CavalryCroxton’s Raid
This tablet dedicated to the men of Companies D and I which, along with other detachments, attacked the Tannehill Ironworks March 31, 1865 under the command of Capt. William A. Sutherland, First Brigade, First Division (McCook’s), United States . . . Map (db m36925) HM
13Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Fowler House 
Built near West Blocton, Al in 1860 by Winston Stewart, a local contractor. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler occupied the house from 1928 until their death. Restored as a country School to be a part of the Learning Center in 1978...   Donated by the . . . Map (db m107995) HM
14Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Nail House
Built by Jules Nail in the Mt. Olive Community of Jefferson County Mr. Nail lived in the house until the 1880's, except for a period of service with the Union Army during the war. Donated by Mack Lee and Thomas Nail... Restored . . . Map (db m107509) HM
15Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Old Country Church1905
This is the old Kimbrell Methodist Church relocated from Kimbrell Community in Jefferson County. After lying idle for 15 years it was donated to the state by J.C. Hassell in 1972. The restoration was made possible through many individual donations . . . Map (db m107504) HM
16Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Peel HouseCir. 1888
Built by Dick Honeycutt   Home of Tincey Peel and son, Ermon Peel from 1920 until death of Ermon in 1984... Donated by U.S. Steel in 1985 and moved to this site...Map (db m107507) HM
17Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Pipe DL & CO 1889
The pipe marked DL & CO 1889 for Dennis Long and Company was unearthed in Cahaba Heights. Dennis Long was a native of Londonderry, Ireland who began the manufacture of cast iron pipe prior to the Civil War in Louisville, Kentucky. Long won and lost . . . Map (db m107495) HM
18Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Tannehill Furnace And Foundry(1829-1865)
2 ½ miles East - the beginning of Steel Industry in this area. Iron Ore, reduced by charcoal, hauled by oxcart, was made into plows, pots, cannon and munitions. State Park- Camping, Nature Trails, Swimming and Fishing Early American . . . Map (db m36927) HM
19Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Tannehill Furnaces
Tannehill Furnaces began as a small forge in 1830. During the War Between the States (1861-1865) these furnaces were a major supplier of iron and munitions for the Confederacy. When partially destroyed by Union troops on March 31, . . . Map (db m36926) HM
20Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Tannehill Ironworks
This important battery of charcoal blast furnaces ranked among the most productive in Alabama during the Civil War. The only three-furnace ironworks in the state during the war years, it was capable of producing 22 tons of pig iron a day for the . . . Map (db m36209) HM
21Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — The Collins House1834
Built in the late 1870s near Vernon, Alabama by Edward Francis Collins. Logs were cut from timber on the family farm and hand hewed. The house remained in the Collins family until it was moved to this site in the spring of 1984. It was . . . Map (db m107501) HM
22Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), McCalla — Woodward Post Office 
This was built by Woodward Iron company 1915. Donated for restoration by the Meade Corporation in 1978.Map (db m107505) HM
 
May. 14, 2021