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Albert J. Pickett Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2013
Albert J. Pickett Marker
1 Alabama, Autauga County, Autaugaville — Albert J. Pickett1810-1858 — Scholar-Planter-Trader —
Alabama's first historian lived on plantation nearby. From traders and Indians he gathered materials for his authentic history of early Alabama and the Southeast.Map (db m68838) HM
2 Alabama, Autauga County, Autaugaville — AutaugavilleIntersection of Autauga and Academy Streets — "America's First Crossroad" —
Robert Ripley's world-wide syndicated Believe It Or Not! column for July 31, 1935 read: "C. D. Abbott is the first citizen of the U.S.A. He is first alphabetically in Autaugaville, the first town in Autauga, the first county in Alabama, the . . . Map (db m68839) HM
3 Alabama, Autauga County, Milton — Milton
Milton was settled around 1829. By 1840/it had become a prominent village of Autauga County. It was known as "Milton City” when the 1886 flood buried it in sand. Among the early families were Wm. L. and Sarah Taylor. Elihu and Elizabeth Parr . . . Map (db m209092) HM
4 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — A County Older Than the State, Autauga County
Created in 1818 by an act of Alabama Territorial Legislature. Autauga Indians lived on creek from which the county takes its name. Autaugas were members of the Alibamo tribe. They sent many warriors to resist Andrew Jackson's invasion in Creek War. . . . Map (db m27907) HM
5 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Autauga Creek
Side 1 Water has always played a significant role in the history of Prattville. Daniel Pratt chose the location for his new town because of the proximity to Autauga Creek and the Alabama River. This area was referred to as an . . . Map (db m70815) HM
6 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church
Side 1 Daniel Pratt Founder of Prattville Daniel Pratt, a native of New Hampshire, became an industrialist, statesman and philanthropist in Alabama. He was a Methodist in both heart and practice. He encourage the development of the . . . Map (db m70813) HM
7 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Heritage Park
Located within Daniel Pratt Historic District, this park overlooks Autauga Creek and the manufacturing complex around which this New England style village developed. Daniel Pratt founded Prattville in 1839, and patterned the town after those of his . . . Map (db m27958) HM
8 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Indian Springs Post Office • Thomas Hill House • Union Baptist Meeting House
Indian Springs Post Office Location of considerable Community activity in the early nineteenth-century Autauga County Thomas Hill House Site of first Court after Autauga became a County Union Baptist Meeting House 1830s . . . Map (db m70798) HM
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9 Alabama, Autauga County, Prattville — Pratt HomesiteCirca 1842
Daniel Pratt, Prattville’s founding father, constructed an imposing home and garden within a quarter-mile of this site on Autauga Creek, near his industrial complex. The large home was designed and erected by Pratt himself, a noted architect / . . . Map (db m27985) HM
10 Alabama, Baldwin County, Barnwell — Barnwell / Cavanac
Barnwell In 1903, Postmaster Charles 'Dewey' Slocum designated the community post office 'Barnwell' in honor of Rev. Robert Woodward Barnwell, an Alabama Episcopal Bishop. It first operated out of the Slocum home and later from the Basil . . . Map (db m207535) HM
11 Alabama, Baldwin County, Bay Minette — Bay Minette, Alabama
Side 1 In 1860, the center of commerce in Baldwin County ran along the rivers with the remainder of the county mostly wilderness. In 1861, with secession declared, the Alabama Legislature allocated funds to finish the stalled Mobile . . . Map (db m100846) HM
12 Alabama, Baldwin County, Blakeley — Ruins of the original Foundation of Baldwin County's First Courthouse Reported permanently removed
Ruins of the original Foundation of Baldwin County's First Courthouse Authorized 1820 • Constructed circa 1833 Preserved by Historic Blakely State Park 2011-12 With support in part of a Save Amerca's Treasures grant by the National Park . . . Map (db m82019) HM
13 Alabama, Baldwin County, Blakeley — The Apalachee Village
Just a half century prior to the founding of the town of Blakeley, an Apalachee Indian village stood on this spot. The village was founded in the early 1700s by Apalachee refugees fleeing warfare in Florida for the relative safety of French . . . Map (db m131851) HM
14 Alabama, Baldwin County, Blakeley — The Bottle Creek SiteAlabama Indigenous Mound Trail
The Bottle Creek site is the second largest mound center in Alabama and it represents the remnants of a large Mississippian Stage civic and ceremonial complex that dominated the Mobile-Tensaw Delta from AD 1250 to 1500. Located in the heart of the . . . Map (db m131832) HM
15 Alabama, Baldwin County, Blakeley — The Town of Blakeley
Blakeley was once one of the largest cities in Alabama. Envisioned by its founders as a rival to Mobile as a regional trading center, the town thrived briefly before a combination of factors brought about its decline. Today the site of the city is . . . Map (db m131864) HM
16 Alabama, Baldwin County, Bon Secour — The Charles Swift Family / Swift Coles Historic Home
The Charles Swift Family Charles Swift came to Alabama in 1880 and married Susan Roberts in 1885. He developed a successful lumber business, including a sawmill here on the Bon Secour River. The Swifts raised their eleven children in this . . . Map (db m122465) HM
17 Alabama, Baldwin County, Daphne — City of DaphneIncorporated July 8, 1927
The City of Daphne was incorporated July 8, 1927 with a population of 500. its history, however, dates to a much earlier period. Research and artifacts show that Tensaw, Alabama, Choctaw, Creeks, and Seminole Indians all lived in the this area prior . . . Map (db m100843) HM
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18 Alabama, Baldwin County, Daphne — Colonia Italiana 1888-The Beautiful Forest / The Founding Fathers of the Italian Colony
Colonia Italiana 1888-The Beautiful Forest In 1888, Alesandro Mastro-Valerio, realizing the plight of fellow Italian immigrants living and working in hazardous conditions in many northern states, bought land here to attract colonists. He . . . Map (db m130913) HM
19 Alabama, Baldwin County, Fairhope — Craig Turner Sheldon1917-1997
Master woodcarver, adventurer, writer, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and Fairhope legend are just a brief summary of Craig Turner Sheldon's life and contributions. He settled here in 1946 with his Wife Annie Lowrie to raise their growing family . . . Map (db m128894)
20 Alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores — Gulf Shores Community
Officially designated “Pleasure Island” in 1949 by Governor Jim Folsom, the 32 miles of white sandy beaches in Gulf Shores has been a prime fishing and golf destination for Alabamians and tourists. Early Alabama Gulf Coast individuals . . . Map (db m52045) HM
21 Alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores — Navy Cove / Pilot Town
Navy Cove The Mobile Bay shoreline just inside Mobile Point, close to Fort Morgan, is known as Navy Cove. This was the site of Native American villages for over two thousand years. The name came after the British Navy anchored here . . . Map (db m122441) HM
22 Alabama, Baldwin County, Josephine — Josephine
In 1841, Raphael Semmes acquired farmland at the head of this bayou. The new homestead was named Prospect Hill. Several of Semmes’ colleagues from the Pensacola Navy Yard obtained nearby property and established “a very nice colony of nautical . . . Map (db m71957) HM
23 Alabama, Baldwin County, Lottie — History of Lottie, Alabama
Front Lottie has the highest elevation in Baldwin County. A ridge forms a divide where waters to the east flow into Pensacola Bay and waters to the west flow into Mobile Bay. Pine Log Creek begins in Lottie. Pine Log Ditch, used to . . . Map (db m122349) HM
24 Alabama, Baldwin County, Loxley — The Town of Loxley
As early as 1889 settlers came to this community, then known as Bennett, to farm. In 1891, John E. Loxley, from Michigan, opened a lumber mill he named 'Bennett Mill'. The settlement was later renamed Loxley, honoring the timber merchant. The . . . Map (db m234691) HM
25 Alabama, Baldwin County, Magnolia Springs — Magnolia Springs, Alabama
Front: Settlement of this area began in the early 1700’s and was expedited by a series of Spanish land grants in the early 1800’s. During the 1819-33 time period a brick factory along the south river bank supplied brick for . . . Map (db m66271) HM
26 Alabama, Baldwin County, Montrose — The Village of Montrose / Montrose
In 1839, Cyrus Sibley of Massachusetts acquired land on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Eight years later, a village was formally platted, surveyed, and was called 'Sibley City'. In 1852, it was renamed 'Montrose' as a tribute to the Scottish Duke . . . Map (db m234963) HM
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27 Alabama, Baldwin County, Orange Beach — Bay Circle
Front This area, located along the southern shore of Wolf Bay, was the original 'Downtown' of Orange Beach. Beginning in the 1870's, the two schooners of James C. Callaway anchored near here in the deep-water Boat Basin. The . . . Map (db m130682) HM
28 Alabama, Baldwin County, Orange Beach — Orange Beach Community Cemetery“Bear Point Cemetery” — Baldwin County —
(front) The property where the cemetery is located was part of a Spanish Land Grant issued to the Suarez family prior to the War of 1812. In 1925, a United States Land Patent was confirmed and issued. The property has been in use since . . . Map (db m71618) HM
29 Alabama, Baldwin County, Orange Beach — Orange Beach Municipal Complex
The community of Orange Beach goes back to at least 1838, as evidenced by property deeds. As an incorporated city, it is quite young. Following Hurricane Frederic on September 12, 1979, with all its publicity, Orange Beach was 'discovered'! . . . Map (db m122462) HM
30 Alabama, Baldwin County, Orange Beach — Orange Beach, Alabama
Front: Orange Beach was named for the oranges that were grown here and exported until the hard-freezes of 1916. The orange groves are gone, but the name remained. Drawn here by the game they hunted, the early Indians discovered the . . . Map (db m81851) HM
31 Alabama, Baldwin County, Orange Beach — Romar Beach
Romar Beach began as a large homestead property with three miles of beachfront spanning from Gulf State Park to Hwy 161 in Orange Beach. The original property now covers only 480 feet. It was a true homestead and the owners were required to ‘till . . . Map (db m122463) HM
32 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — 70 — Legendary OaksLegends & Lore
Courts met under "Jury Oak" early 1800s. Judge presided while sitting on tree limb. Public executions held at nearby "hanging tree".Map (db m221963) HM
33 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — Spanish FortAlabama
Historic Spot of the Deep SouthMap (db m100845) HM
34 Alabama, Baldwin County, Stockton — Fort Mims And The Creek Indian War, 1813-14
Front: In 1813, people on the United State’s southwestern frontier were fearful. The Redstick faction of the Creek Indian Nation opposed growing American influence in the area and had voted for war. However, Creeks living in the Tensaw . . . Map (db m116678) HM
35 Alabama, Baldwin County, Stockton — Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park
Front: Historic Stockton Modern Stockton is situated on a hill just above the original settlement, which was abandoned around 1840 because of Yellow Fever outbreaks. No verified source for the town name exists. Most likely it was . . . Map (db m66390) HM
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36 Alabama, Baldwin County, Stockton — The Mound Line(Ellicot Line) — Mile Mound No. 216 located 1200 feet East —
Surveyed in 1799 to mark the 31° North Latitude, this line charted the first southern boundary of the United States, separating the U.S. from Spanish Florida. The line was marked at one-mile intervals by earthen mounds approximately fifteen-feet . . . Map (db m81856) HM
37 Alabama, Baldwin County, Summerdale — Sonora Community / Sonora School and Community Hall
Sonora Community The community of Sonora was named in 1901 by the wife of the first postmaster, G.L. Sharretts. Situated near Red Hill Ford on Baker Branch and the intersection of travel routes between Silverhill, Magnolia Springs, Marlow . . . Map (db m130878) HM
38 Alabama, Baldwin County, Summerdale — Summerdale / Summerdale's Turpentine Still
Summerdale The Summerdale area was settled in the early 1850's by several families of Scotch and Irish descent. By 1900, the town had a church, a saw mill, a turpentine business, and a hotel. Many families of different nationalities moved . . . Map (db m188733) HM
39 Alabama, Barbour County, Batesville — Providence Methodist Church & Schoolhouse
Side 1 In 1828, Reverend John Wesley Norton left his native South Carolina with his family and a wagon train of followers, crossed into the Creek Indian Nation and just into the edge of what was then Pike County, settling near the . . . Map (db m78123) HM
40 Alabama, Barbour County, Blue Springs — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Organized and constituted April 11, 1835. A committee called brethren John Tew and Solomon Sikes as presbyters. The presbyters, finding the brethren orthodox in faith, constituted a church which they named Bethel. Founders migrated from Pa., N. C.. . . . Map (db m220893) HM
41 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage
County Seat of Barbour County Clayton, the county seat of Barbour County, is located geographically in the center of the county. The town was located at the headwaters of the Pea and Choctawhatchee rivers on the historic road from Hobdy’s . . . Map (db m60772) HM
42 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Miller – Martin Townhouse
John H. Miller built this Gothic Revival townhouse in 1859. He and his wife moved from Orangeburg, South Carolina to Barbour County in the early 1830s, settling in an area which would become known as the Tabernacle community. He later purchased a . . . Map (db m60755) HM
43 Alabama, Barbour County, Clayton — Octagon House
This unusual house was built 1859 – 1861 by Benjamin Franklin Petty, a carriage and furniture merchant, who was a native of New York and a pioneer settler of Clayton. It was patterned after a design made popular by Orson S. Fowler’s book A . . . Map (db m39121) HM
44 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church
Barbour County’s “Little Scotland” In the 1820’s before the Creek Indian Cession, Scot immigrants from Richmond County, North Carolina, settled this area of west Barbour County. Few other regions outside the motherland of . . . Map (db m89605) HM
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45 Alabama, Barbour County, Clio — Clio, AlabamaClio, Alabama Incorporated July 17, 1890
The Central of Georgia Railroad completed a track spur connecting Eufaula, Alabama and Ozark, Alabama in the spring, 1890. The present site of Clio, Alabama was originally a water station known as Adkison Head. Old Clio was a small settlement . . . Map (db m200616) HM
46 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco)In Life and Legend — Creek Heritage Trail —
"Chief Eufaula," the man often referred to in the historical record as "Yoholo Micco," was a Creek chieftain from the Upper Creek town of Eufaula. Born in the late 1700s, he fought alongside allied Creeks with United States forces against his Red . . . Map (db m101427) HM
47 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway
This stretch of road between Eufaula and the Bullock County line was reconstructed thro the initiative and assistance of Edward Trippe Comer, of Savannah, GA. Its perpetual upkeep is insured by a fund of $100,000.00 set up in trust by him in 1919. . . . Map (db m163247) HM
48 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Hart House
Built by John Hart about 1850, the Hart House is recognized as an outstanding example of pure Greek Revival architecture. Hart (c. 1805-1863) moved from New Hampshire and became a prominent merchant and farmer. When constructed, the house was on the . . . Map (db m48376) HM
49 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery
Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used . . . Map (db m27987) HM
50 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The City of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The Second Creek war resulted in the final expulsion of the Creeks from eastern Alabama and paved the way for large-scale American settlement. The town of Irwinton gradually expanded westward from the bluff overlooking the Chattahoochee in the years . . . Map (db m101361) HM
51 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Creek Town of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The area surrounding Eufaula was once part of a regional Creek population center. Towns of note in the region included Sawokli (also known as Sabacola) and the town of Eufaula for which the modern city is named. Trails linked these closely-connected . . . Map (db m101355) HM
52 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Town of Irwinton — Creek Heritage Trail —
A small group of American settlers from Georgia formed a community called Eufaula in this vicinity as early as 1823. The settlement began to grow in importance later in the decade through the influence of prominent local landholder and Creek War . . . Map (db m101357) HM
53 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Louisville
One of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first capital of Georgia, his hometown. By 1820 four stores, a Methodist . . . Map (db m60768) HM
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54 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — The Old County Court House
Near this site stood the old Pike County court house which was the county seat of Pike from 1822 to 1827. It also served as the temporary county seat of the newly created Barbour County in 1833, until Clayton was selected. Louisville was settled . . . Map (db m60674) HM
55 Alabama, Bibb County, Brierfield — Absalom Pratt House
Absalom Pratt built this house 8 miles west of here circa 1835 though a section was constructed earlier. It was moved to this site in 1994 by the Cahaba Trace Commission, restored by the Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission, 1997-98, and dedicated . . . Map (db m37078) HM
56 Alabama, Bibb County, Brierfield — Sunshine & Dorothy Morton HouseBrierfield Iron Works Historical State Park
Originally located off Patton Chapel Road in what is today Hoover, Alabama, the Sunshine and Dorothy Morton house was moved to the Brierfield Park in March 2005 by the Morton family and restored over the next two years by restoration specialist . . . Map (db m37177) HM
57 Alabama, Bibb County, Centreville — Centreville CemeteryBibb County
Centreville Cemetery is older than the town of Centreville itself. The earliest known burial is that of Willie Coleman, dated 1822, and Centreville was established in 1823. One half of the cemetery, known as Cooper Cemetery, contains mostly the . . . Map (db m156403) HM
58 Alabama, Bibb County, West Blocton — West Blocton, Alabama
West Blocton began as a business and residential community adjoining the Cahaba Coal Mining Company's town of Blocton in 1883-84. West Blocton incorporated in 1901. Eugene D. Reynolds was the first mayor, 1901-1904, followed by Dr. L.E. Peacock, . . . Map (db m72283) HM
59 Alabama, Bibb County, Woodstock — Town of Woodstock
Woodstock was first settled in the 1820’s with a formal land grant to William Houston on Feb. 27, 1826. The settlement was established along the old Tuscaloosa to Huntsville Stage Coach Line. Woodstock got its name when Dr. J.U. Ray named it after . . . Map (db m63697) HM
60 Alabama, Blount County, Blountsville — Blountsville
1820-1889 seat of Blount County, a county older than the State. Named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent Andrew Jackson to aid Alabama settlers in Creek Indian War, 1812-1814. Indian Chief Bear Meat lived here at crossing of . . . Map (db m156445) HM
61 Alabama, Blount County, Blountsville — None — Blountsville Court Square Timeline
1813: Colonel John Coffee and 800 Tennessee Volunteers see Bear Meat Cabin Cherokee Settlement near Blountsville 1816: Town settles around square 1820: Newly named Blountsville becomes county seat 1827: Town incorporated with Trustee System . . . Map (db m49176) HM
62 Alabama, Blount County, Blountsville — Ebenezer Hearn 1794-1862Methodist Missionary
First minister assigned to Alabama Territory by Tennessee Conference. Preached first sermon two blocks west at Bear Meat Cabin (present Blountsville) April 18, 1818. He later organized churches in Shelby, St. Clair, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Cotaco . . . Map (db m27991) HM
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63 Alabama, Blount County, Locust Fork — None — History of Locust Fork
While traveling south with his troops, General Andrew Jackson camped at the fork of the river in 1813. General Jackson carved his name in a locust tree naming this area Locust Fork. In 1817, the Hanby family came from Virginia and settled in this . . . Map (db m50125) HM
64 Alabama, Blount County, Nectar — Homesite and Grave of George Powell1794 – 1872
Planter, trader, historian, geologist, surveyor. Gathered authentic data from early settlers and Indians for his history of Blount County published in 1855. Made original survey of Blount County.Map (db m50123) HM
65 Alabama, Blount County, Oneonta — Bailey School1893 - 1951
William M. Bailey (born 1859 in Cherokee Co.; died 1909 in Blount Co.) settled 40 acres on what became Co. Rd 36 to the west and New Home Church Rd to the east in 1893. He brought three small sons from Cherokee Co. after the death of his first wife . . . Map (db m42599) HM
66 Alabama, Blount County, Oneonta — Blount CountyA County Older Than the State
Created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation. Named for the Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount, who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to punish the Creeks for Fort Mims massacre. Jackson fought and . . . Map (db m24353) HM
67 Alabama, Blount County, Oneonta — Welcome to Oneonta
The origin and development of Oneonta was due to the coming of the Birmingham Mineral Railroad, a part of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Because of the presence of iron ore, limestone and coal in the area, there was always a great potential . . . Map (db m156406) HM
68 Alabama, Blount County, Susan Moore — None — Town of Susan Moore
In 1864, traveling in an ox cart, Dr. Robert M. Moore left his family in Walton County, Georgia, and journeyed to Blount County, Alabama. Finding fertile land, he returned to Walton County and persuaded his wife to move to Blount County with him. In . . . Map (db m49251) HM
69 Alabama, Bullock County, Aberfoil — Aberfoil Community
The town of Aberfoil was incorporated January 26, 1839, in then Macon County, with the first election for councilors conducted and managed by Lewis Stoudenmire, Charles G. Lynch, Thomas Scott, David Hudson, and A. J. and E. A. Jackson. Aberfoil was . . . Map (db m61027) HM
70 Alabama, Bullock County, Blues Old Stand — Samuel Sellers Cemetery
Samuel Sellers (1788-1857) of North Carolina arrived with his large family at Three Notch Road on January 29, 1835. Here, in what was then the Missouri Beat, Pike County, the first post office in the area was established, 2.5 miles west of . . . Map (db m61061) HM
71 Alabama, Bullock County, Blues Old Stand — Three Notch Road
Side 1 Built by U.S. Army engineers over the summer of 1824, Three Notch Road has served as Bullock County’s major transportation route throughout its history. It was constructed to facilitate military communication between Pensacola . . . Map (db m89638) HM
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72 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — Town of Midway
Pioneer Samuel Feagin Sr. settled the Village of Midway in 1836. He came from Jones County, Georgia and established his residence at what is still called “The Old Feagin Place.” Samuel purchased a large acreage of land and sold it to . . . Map (db m61854) HM
73 Alabama, Bullock County, Perote — Perote Bullock County
This community, settled during the mid-1830s, was first called Fulford’s Cross Roads, then Missouri Cross Roads when a post office was established here in 1846. The name Perote, adopted in 1850 was suggested by veterans returning from the Mexican . . . Map (db m83256) HM
74 Alabama, Bullock County, Three Notch — Three Notch Road
Side 1 Built by U.S. Army engineers over the summer of 1824, Three Notch Road has served as Bullock County’s major transportation route throughout its history. It was constructed to facilitate military communication between Pensacola . . . Map (db m89637) HM
75 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Log Cabin Museum / Old City Cemetery
Log Cabin Museum Early settlers of this area cleared land and built their first homes of logs in the early 1830s. This cabin was built by Reuben Rice Kirkland (1829-1915) about 1850. He and his first wife had ten children while living in the . . . Map (db m60969) HM
76 Alabama, Bullock County, Union Springs — Union Springs, Alabama
In the early 1800s, settlers coming from the Carolinas and Georgia received land grants and some purchased land from the Indians. They settled and cleared the forest for new farms and plantations in what would become a newly formed State of Alabama . . . Map (db m83258) HM
77 Alabama, Butler County, Georgiana — City of Georgiana / GA~ANA TheatreFounded in 1855 / Opened 1939
City of Georgiana Founded in 1855 Early settlers moved from Virginia, the Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia into the deep forests of southern Butler County. In 1855, the Rev. Pitt S. Milner established a home-stead and post . . . Map (db m86265) HM
78 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler CountyA County Older Than The State
Side 1 Created in 1819 by Act of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation by the Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Captain William Butler, soldier of Creek Indian War, 1813-14, early settler . . . Map (db m70755) HM
79 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Coleman-Crenshaw House
Dr. John Coleman, born June 6, 1788 in North Carolina, was one of Butler County's earliest pioneer settlers. He built the Coleman-Crenshaw House some time between 1817 and 1821. In June 1820 the first election for Sheriff and Constable, held in . . . Map (db m130052) HM
80 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — In Memory of Captain William Butler
A native of Virginia. Pioneer settler of Butler County for whom the county is named Massacred by the Indians near Butler Springs March 18, 1818Map (db m130049) HM
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81 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Ogly-Stroud Massacre / Gary's Stockade
Ogly-Stroud Massacre William Ogly built his cabin near this site at Poplar Springs along the Federal Road, and was killed here with most of his family on March 13, 1818. His friend Eli Stroud's wife was fatally wounded and their infant . . . Map (db m120933) HM
82 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — The Camellia City / Greenville
The Camellia City Mr. J. Glenn Stanley, an ardent camellia enthusiast, dreamed of Greenville becoming “The Camellia City” and loyally promoted this slogan as editor of The Greenville Advocate. The city’s first Camellia Show was held at . . . Map (db m154579) HM
83 Alabama, Butler County, Oakey Streak — Oakey Streak / Oakey Streak Methodist Church
Oakey Streak The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic . . . Map (db m70757) HM
84 Alabama, Butler County, Searcy — Searcy School House / Searcy Community
Searcy School House was built in 1922, six miles north of Greenville, Alabama. This historic building is one of the few original wood-frame school houses remaining in Butler County. Considered state of the art for its day, it was built by men of . . . Map (db m191642) HM
85 Alabama, Calhoun County, Hobson City — Town of Hobson City, Alabama
Front Hobson City is Alabama's first incorporated black city. The area was first known as Mooree Quarter, a black settlement that was part of Oxford, Alabama. After a black man was elected Justice of the Peace in Oxford, one mayor . . . Map (db m106598) HM
86 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Chief Ladiga Trail - Jacksonville
The Chief Ladiga Trail was named for a Creek Indian leader who signed the Cusseta Treaty in 1832. Under the terms of that agreement, the Creeks gave up claim to their remaining lands in northeast Alabama. Because he had signed the treaty, Ladiga was . . . Map (db m36438) HM
87 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Forney’s Corner
Jacob Forney III lived and operated a thriving mercantile establishment at Jacksonville from 1835-56 on the south-east corner of the square. He and his wife Sabina Swope Hoke were the parents of nine children. 1. Daniel Peter - b. Feb. 24, 1819, . . . Map (db m36450) HM
88 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — JacksonvilleCalhoun County, Alabama
Postoffice established July 20, 1833 as Drayton, Benton County, Alabama. Name changed to Jacksonville Aug. 6, 1834 and county changed to Calhoun Jan. 29, 1858. Office maintained by Confederate Government 1861-1865. Postmasters and dates of . . . Map (db m36449) HM
89 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — JacksonvilleFirst County Seat — Calhoun County, 1833-99 —
Town first called Drayton. Renamed in 1834 to honor President Andrew Jackson. Seat moved to Anniston in 1899. Calhoun Co. originally was Benton Co., for Col. T. H. Benton, Creek War officer, later U. S. Senator from Missouri. . . . Map (db m36471) HM
90 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Jacksonville, Alabama“Gem of the Hills”
Life here has long centered on education beginning in 1834 when a one-acre plot of land was reserved for a schoolhouse. Through the years, various institutions of higher learning developed that culminated into present-day Jacksonville State . . . Map (db m36429) HM
91 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Profile Cotton Mill Historic DistrictCalhoun County
In 1905, local businessman Henry P. Ide joined with out-of-state investors and built the Ide-Profile Cotton Mill. Along with the mill, the company established the Profile Mill Village, which originally began as 40 homes for workers. The company . . . Map (db m195730) HM
92 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — 401 — Profile Cotton Mills Historic District
Profile Cotton Mills Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195728) HM
93 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Archaic9,500 BC to 1,250 BC — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
The Archaic period covers a vast expanse of time (8,250 years). Many changes occurred during the Archaic period. For example, the climate and vegetation that Early Archaic people saw was much different than the climate and vegetation that Late . . . Map (db m160554) HM
94 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Historic Oxford
First incorporated as a town, February 7, 1852, in Benton County, Oxford's second incorporation was approved February 21, 1860 in Calhoun County. Long before this territory was “settled”, it was inhabited by Creek Indians. In the time . . . Map (db m106589) HM
95 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — 99 — Lick SkilletLegends & Lore
Oxford's former name recalls scarcity on the frontier. When a traveler was fed, but had to "Lick the Skillet"Map (db m195721) HM
96 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Muscogee (Creek) NationArbeka (Abihka) Ceremonial Ground — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
Welcome! We are the Arbeka (Abihka). This is the ceremonial ground of our ancestors who once called this valley their home. When the Arbeka (Abihka) were forced to remove to Oklahoma they carried the sacred fire from this place to their new home. . . . Map (db m144923) HM
97 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Reconstructing the Cultural Landscape — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
The stone mound here once sat on nearby Signal Mountain and is now understood to be part of a much larger cultural landscape. Working with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the people of the Arbeka (Abihka) Ceremonial Ground, archaeologist Robert . . . Map (db m144927) HM
98 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Simmons Park
The town of Oxford was first incorporated by the Alabama legislature in 1852. The original boundaries included a one square mile area enlarged in 1860. Oxford became active as a cotton and trading center but during the Civil War growth slowed, and . . . Map (db m106591) HM
99 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological ComplexAlabama Indigenous Mound Trail
Centered around Boiling Spring, the Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex once consisted of at least three earthen mounds, a large stone mound, and a large snake effigy (representation) also made of stone. The largest earthen mound once . . . Map (db m144926) HM
100 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — The City of Oxford Cemetery
Located at the end of McKibbon Street is on a cedar covered hill with a beautiful view. The cemetery contains the remains of many of Oxford's early settlers. Some markers date in the 1850's.Map (db m195727) HM