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Bay Minette, Alabama Marker (side 2) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
Bay Minette, Alabama Marker (side 2)
1 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
2 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
3 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — EufaulaIncorporated, December 19, 1857 — Bluff City on the Chattahoochee. —
Lower Creek village of the Eufaula Indians antedating 1733. Early white settlers began moving into the village called Yufala in 1823. Irwinton chartered 1832, and renamed Eufaula in 1843. Hub of a prosperous plantation region with thriving . . . Map (db m164055) HM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Louisville and "Old Alabama" — Creek Heritage Trail —
Louisville is one of the oldest communities in southeastern Alabama. Locąted within territory ceded by the Creeks in the Treaty of Fort Jackson (1814) ending the Creek War, the area was first settled by Americans as early as 1817. Many of its . . . Map (db m111642) HM
5 Alabama, Bibb County, Brent — Proven by Tempest: City of BrentFounded in 1898, Forever Changed on May 27, 1973
The City of Brent was founded in 1898 in the southern portion of Bibb County along the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Rail line. The town was named after Mr. Brent H. Armstrong, a surveyor for the railroad. Brent was later incorporated in 1913. The . . . Map (db m217202) HM
6 Alabama, Chambers County, LaFayette — Chambers County
Chambers County, created December 18, 1832 from Creek Indian cession. Named for Dr. Henry C. Chambers of Madison County, member of Constitutional Convention 1819, legislature of 1820, elected U.S. Senator 1825 but died enroute to Washington. . . . Map (db m18162) HM
7 Alabama, Chambers County, Lanett — Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama Reported missing
Known as Bluffton from about 1835-1893. Bluffton was incorporated in 1865. Name changed to Lanett, town of Lanett incorporated 1893. Its charter was approved in 1895. Early records mention academies, two near this site. The Presbyterian Church was . . . Map (db m92061) HM
8 Alabama, Cherokee County, Sand Rock — Sand Rock
The town was named for the characteristics of local rocks. A post office was established in 1855 and closed in 1903. The Sand Rock High School Wildcats won the Class 1A football championship in 1985 and the Class 2A State softball championship in . . . Map (db m116616) HM
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9 Alabama, Clarke County, Fulton — Town of Fulton
Established in 1896 Dedicated on the 100th anniversary of Scotch Lumber Company October 7, 1989Map (db m203705) HM
10 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Clay County / Clay County Courthouse
Clay County Established Dec. 7, 1866 Boundaries of eastern Talladega County and western Randolph County were redrawn in 1866 to create the 58th county of Alabama. The name honors U. S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Historical place . . . Map (db m95095) HM
11 Alabama, Coosa County, Rockford — Coosa County / Old Rock Jail
Coosa County Named for the river on its western border, Coosa County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832, from land ceded by the Creek Nation in the Treaty of Cusseta. The name is taken from the Native American word . . . Map (db m131716) HM
12 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Cahaba's Changing Landscape
In 1818, Alabama's first governor carved the capital city of Cahawba out of the wilderness. In less than 50 years, Cahawba grew from a frontier capital full of log cabins to one of America's wealthiest communities, with some of the . . . Map (db m112690) HM
13 Alabama, Dallas County, Valley Grande — Summerfield / Valley Grande
Summerfield Summerfield was established in 1819 as Valley Creek and was renamed Summerfield in 1845 to honor the famous Methodist preacher John Summerfield. In 1829, the first academy in Dallas County was chartered in Valley Creek. In 1842, the . . . Map (db m217204) HM
14 Alabama, DeKalb County, Fort Payne — Lebanon
Fourth county seat DeKalb County, Alabama Feb. 1, 1841 — May 1, 1878Map (db m156259) HM
15 Alabama, Escambia County, Pollard — Site of Pollard
Located 1½ miles south, town of Pollard established 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads. Named for Charles T. Pollard, builder of Alabama & Florida Railroad. One of largest military training camps of . . . Map (db m84371) HM
16 Alabama, Henry County, Screamer — Indian Treaty Boundary Line
The Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 by Major General Andrew Jackson on behalf of the President of the United States of America and the Chiefs, Deputies and Warriors of the Creek Indian Nation, established a boundary line between the . . . Map (db m71836) HM
17 Alabama, Houston County, Cottonwood — Southern Boundary of the United States1795-1819
On October 27, 1795, the United States concluded the Treaty of San Lorenzo with Spain, establishing 31 north latitude as the boundary between its southern territory and West Florida. Despite Spanish delays, commissions representing the two . . . Map (db m73359) HM
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18 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — Houston County
After much politicking, on February 9, 1903, delegates from this area, T.M. Espy, Byrd Farmer, and George H. Malone, were successful in getting a bill passed in the State Legislature to form a new county from parts of Henry, Dale, and Geneva . . . Map (db m41135) HM
19 Alabama, Jackson County, Dutton — Town of Dutton
The Town of Dutton was incorporated in 1963. The town was named after Marion M. Dutton. The prime reason for incorporating the area was to have an entity in place in order to form the Waterworks Board of Dutton and to be able to borrow government . . . Map (db m197512) HM
20 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — HooverA Great Place to Live
The City of Hoover was founded in 1967 by William H. Hoover and consisted of four city blocks and only 410 citizens. Hoover grew rapidly in the following 43 years to more than 75,000 residents within 50 square miles, making it the sixth largest city . . . Map (db m52179) HM
21 Alabama, Jefferson County, Lipscomb — City of Lipscomb, Alabama
S.W. Lipscomb, with his two brothers L.Y. and H.P., all from Epps, Alabama, settled here in 1885. L.Y. Lipscomb ran a general store on the old South Bessemer car line, which opened the 15 miles between Birmingham and Bessemer in 1890. This stop . . . Map (db m215906) HM
22 Alabama, Jefferson County, Sylvan Springs — Town of Sylvan Springs"Growing into the Future" / Incorporated May 22, 1957
The first official meeting of the Town of Sylvan Springs, Incorporated on May 22, 1957, was held on July 13, 1957. The Town Hall was temporarily located in Harmon's Service Station. The following were classified Alderman: Oscar Hogan, Alderman 1 . . . Map (db m217152) HM
23 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — City of Florence
Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner and named for the famous capital of Tuscany. The county seat of Lauderdale County, it was first incorporated in 1826. Located at the foot of Muscle Shoals, it became a . . . Map (db m35173) HM
24 Alabama, Limestone County, Athens — A County Older Than the StateLimestone County
created Feb. 6, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Cherokee Nation 1806 and by Chickasaw Nation in 1816. Named for creek (and its limestone bed), which runs through county. Few settlers here until Indian treaties. Athens . . . Map (db m29109) HM
25 Alabama, Madison County, Fisk — 2F3 — Tennessee / AlabamaLincoln County /
Tennessee. Lincoln County. Established 1809; named in honor of MAJOR GEN. BENJAMIN LINCOLN of the Revolutionary Army. After service at Saratoga, he was put in Chief Command in the Southern Colonies. Later, he was Secretary of War under the . . . Map (db m30570) HM
26 Alabama, Marion County, Guin — Historical PikevilleCounty Seat of Marion County — 1820-1882 —
Side 1 Pikeville, designated as the first permanent county seat for Marion County, lies along General Andrew Jackson's Military Road. Earlier temporary county seats were mostly along the Tombigbee River in what was Mississippi when the . . . Map (db m96485) HM
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27 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
When Mobile was laid out, this was the city's north-east boundary point. Royal Street ran along a bluff overlooking the Mobile River. There were no streets between Royal and the river, only marshland.Map (db m86347) HM
28 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
At this point the northwest limits of French Mobile faded into the dense forest which surrounded the city in 1711 and many years thereafter. An 1815 map shows the forest reaching Joachim Street, one block west.Map (db m86348) HM
29 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile City Limits — 1711 —
This site marks the southwestern limit of the city of Mobile in 1711. Known then as Fort Louis de la Mobile, it had been founded by the French at 27-Mile Bluff in 1702 and moved to its present site in 1711. Mobile has been a city under six . . . Map (db m131883) HM
30 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Alabama Territory / Path to Statehood
Alabama Territory In 1817, the present-day states of Alabama and Mississippi were both part of one Mississippi Territory. When Congress designated Mississippi as a new state in 1817, it provided that the eastern half of the territory would . . . Map (db m182578) HM
31 Alabama, Perry County, Marion — Marion
County Seat of Perry County Population 4457 Founded by Anderson West in 1822 Home of Judson College and Marion Military Institute Friendly People Welcome You.Map (db m116895) HM
32 Alabama, Russell County, Seale — Early Russell County and the Town of Seale — Creek Heritage Trail —
Russell County was one of several counties created by the Alabama legislature in December, 1832 from land that had been part of the Creeks' ancestral homeland. The community of Girard (modern Phenix City) along the Chattahoochee River became the . . . Map (db m111609) HM
33 Alabama, Russell County, Seale — Old Russell County Courthouse
During the Federal occupation of the former Confederate States of America, the Alabama Legislature created Lee County primarily from the northern half of Russell County in 1866 and ordered the selection of the county seat "more centrally located." . . . Map (db m53160) HM
34 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — A County Older Than The StateSt. Clair County
Created in 1818 by territorial legislature. Named for Revolutionary hero, Gen. St. Clair. First settlers from Tennessee, Georgia – veterans of Creek Indian War, 1813-14. Pell City established as industrial town in 1890 by George H. Pell of . . . Map (db m49666) HM
35 Alabama, St. Clair County, Pell City — None — Pell City, Alabama
The town charter for Pell City was granted in 1887. The town was named for George Hamilton Pell, a prominent New York industrialist and president of the East and West Railroad. In 1901, the town was almost deserted when a young man named Sumter . . . Map (db m49656) HM
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36 Alabama, Sumter County, Livingston — Sumter County
1736:   First settlement by French at Ft. Tombecbee. 1830:   U.S. got Choctaw Indian lands by Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. 1832:   County created by Act of State Legislature -- named for Gen. Thomas Sumter, "The Gamecock," South . . . Map (db m92663) HM
37 Alabama, Washington County, Chatom — Washington CountyFirst County in Alabama
Created in 1800 by proclamation of governor of Mississippi Territory. This was first U.S. civil government in area that was to become Alabama. Its original boundaries: East to west: Chattahoochee to Pearl River; South, 31° lat. . . . Map (db m122343) HM
38 Arkansas, Arkansas County, Arkansas Post — The American Era
The land passed from France to the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. Arkansas then became a territory on March 2, 1819: the Post of Arkansas was designated its capital. The Territorial Secretary Robert Crittendon, acting in . . . Map (db m108651) HM
39 Arkansas, Ashley County, Hamburg — F-18 — Ashley County Court House
The first court house in Ashley County was erected on this site in 1849. The county having been created the year before.Map (db m107740) HM
40 Arkansas, Benton County, Bentonville — Benton County, Arkansas
Organized September 30, 1836 in the log cabin home of Judge George P. Wallace first Benton County JudgeMap (db m224950) HM
41 Arkansas, Bradley County, Warren — F-17 — Bradley County Court House
The first temporary court house in Bradley County was erected on this site in 1842, two years after the creation of the county, and continued in use until 1858, when a court house built of brick was erected.Map (db m121054) HM
42 Arkansas, Chicot County, Lake Village — G-8 — Chicot CountyCounty Seat
The county seat of Chicot County was located at Columbia in 1823, where it remained until 1855. The county took its name from Point Chicot, on the Mississippi.Map (db m89773) HM
43 Arkansas, Clark County, Arkadelphia — Clark County
Clark County was created by the legislature of Missouri Territory on Dec. 15, 1818 and named for the territorial governor, William Clark. It comprised, roughly, all of the present Clark, Hot Spring, Garland, Pike and Dallas counties. Early county . . . Map (db m121379) HM
44 Arkansas, Clay County, St. Francis — Chalk Bluff
Named for the white clay which resembles chalk, this magnificent bluff is one of the most important historical landmarks in Arkansas. At this point the St. Francis River cuts through Crowley's Ridge from west to east and forms the boundary between . . . Map (db m18136) HM
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45 Arkansas, Conway County, Morrilton — E-4 — Conway CountySeat of Justice
The seat of justice for Conway County was first established in 1825, at the old town of Cadron, which had been the first county seat of Pulaski County. The County of Conway was named for Congressmen Henry Warton Conway.Map (db m237025) HM
46 Arkansas, Conway County, Morrilton — Old Lewisburg
These stones memorialize Old Lewisburg . First trading post of Conway County . Established 1825 by Stephen D. Lewis . Made county seat 1831 to 1850 again 1873 to 1884 . Incorporated 1844 .Map (db m170957) HM
47 Arkansas, Craighead County, Jonesboro — H-12 — Craighead County Court House
The site of Jonesboro was laid off as the county seat of Craighead County in 1859, and there was erected soon afterwards the first court house in the county.Map (db m116609) HM
48 Arkansas, Desha County, Kelso — Old Town of Napoleon
This important river port, county seat of Desha County from 1838 to 1874, was located 24 miles east at the junction of the Arkansas River with the Mississippi. The town was finally abandoned after most of it washed into the Mississippi River.Map (db m107758) HM
49 Arkansas, Desha County, Watson — Desha County Seat — 1874 - 1880 —
Watson became the county seat of Desha County after Napoleon was abandoned to the Mississippi River. Lewis W. Watson donated the land and built the courthouse near this site. The county seat was moved to Arkansas City in 1880. Watson remained the . . . Map (db m107757) HM
50 Arkansas, Franklin County, Ozark — B-13 — Franklin County Court House
Ozark was designated as the county seat of Franklin County in 1837, and the first court house in the county was erected on this site in 1838.Map (db m120001) HM
51 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs, Incorporated — Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District —
Hot Springs was originally incorporated as a town prior to the Civil War. It was again incorporated in 1876, raised to a city of the second class in 1876 and to a city of the first class in 1879 when its population surpassed 5,000. By 1910 it . . . Map (db m211168) HM
52 Arkansas, Howard County, Center Point — Center Point
Near this spot in 1837 Robert Messer built the first house in Center Point. A few years later John Russey opened the first store. Center Point acquired its name and post office in 1848, and became an incorporated town in 1859. Held by the . . . Map (db m121163) HM
53 Arkansas, Jackson County, Newport — G-3 — Jackson County First Court House
The first court house in Jackson County, created in 1832, was located at Litchfield, where it remained until 1839, when it was moved to Elizabeth. In 1852 Augusta (now Woodruff County) was made the county seat and two years later it was moved to . . . Map (db m116624) HM
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54 Arkansas, Jefferson County, Wabbaseka — In 1912,
In 1912, Secretary of State Earle Hodges (1911-1917) and the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a competition to produce a design for Arkansas’s first state flag. Since 1819, Arkansans had lived, fought, played . . . Map (db m168987) HM
55 Arkansas, Lafayette County, Lewisville — C-18 — Lafayette County Court House
The first court house in Lafayette County erected in 1828, was built of logs on Chickaninny Prairie. In 1840 a new town site for the county seat was laid off at the place to which was given the name of Lewisville.Map (db m178710) HM
56 Arkansas, Little River County, Alleene — Original Site of Little River County Seat
Little River County was formed 1867 out of lands taken from Hempstead and Sevier Counties by Act 104 of the Arkansas Legislature approved March 7, 1867. The Act fixed the temporary county seat at the home of William M. Freeman, which was ½ mile . . . Map (db m121273) HM
57 Arkansas, Little River County, Ashdown — B-17 — Little River CountyCounty Seat
Rocky Comfort, made the County Seat of Little River County in 1868, continued as such until 1880, when it was moved to Richmond and from there the Seat of Justice was moved to Ashdown.Map (db m121243) HM
58 Arkansas, Little River County, Foreman — First Permanent Site of Little River County Seat
The Arkansas Constitutional Convention of 1868 located the permanent county seat at Rocky Comfort, where it remained until 1880. The first term of court was held there August 4, 1868. A frame court house was erected with offices on the first floor . . . Map (db m121277) HM
59 Arkansas, Madison County, Huntsville — D-18 — Madison CountyCounty Government
A county government was organized in Madison County in 1836, in the barn of Evan S. Polk, a short distance northwest of the present town of Huntsville which was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat, of government in 1839. The county was . . . Map (db m141599) HM
60 Arkansas, Marion County, Yellville — D-11 — Marion CountyFirst County Seat
Marion County, created in 1835, was first named Searcy County. In 1836 its name changed to Marion by the first state legislature. That same year Yellville was laid out as a town and made the permanent seat of county government. The county . . . Map (db m93803) HM
61 Arkansas, Montgomery County, Mount Ida — G-5 — Montgomery CountyCounty Seat
The county seat of Montgomery County was established on its present site in 1842, the year the county was created and to the place (now Mt. Ida) was given the name, Montgomery Court House. In 1850 the name of the town was changed to Salem but . . . Map (db m200633) HM
62 Arkansas, Newton County, Jasper — C-12 — Newton CountyCounty Seat
Jasper, the county seat of Newton County, was designated as such soon after the creation of the county, December 14, 1842. It was named in honor of Thomas W. Newton.Map (db m155497) HM
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63 Arkansas, Pike County, Murfreesboro — B-16 — Pike County Court House
The first court house in Pike County, built of logs, was erected on the site of the town of Murfreesboro, which was laid out as a site for the county seat in 1833.Map (db m121284) HM
64 Arkansas, Prairie County, Des Arc — G 16 — Prairie County Court House
The first court house in Prairie County erected in 1846, was located in the town of Brownsville, where it remained until 1873, when it was removed to Devalls Bluff, in 1875 the seat of justice was moved to Des Arc, where it has since remained.Map (db m172136) HM
65 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — The Black River Today
The contemporary riverbank you see here barely resembles the site that fishers, hunters, farmers, and traders visited for 10,000 years. Some native trees are visible, however. Look for black willow and silver maple. Farmers still grow crops, . . . Map (db m170361) HM
66 Arkansas, Searcy County, Marshall — E-2 — Searcy CountyCounty Seat
The county seat of Searcy County was created in 1838 and was first located at Lebanon, on Bear Creek, about five miles west of the present town of Marshall, to which place the seat of justice was moved in 1856.Map (db m141600) HM
67 Arkansas, Sevier County, De Queen — A-6 — Sevier County Seat of Justice
In 1829 the year after the creation of the County of Sevier, the permanent seat of justice for the county was located at Paraclifta on Cossatot River about five miles from the southern boundary of the county where it remained until 1871, when it was . . . Map (db m121280) HM
68 Arkansas, St. Francis County, Forrest City — Old Courthouse Bell
This bell rang from the bell tower of the magnificent courthouse that graced this site for seventy-nine years before the present structure was built in 1976. The former courthouse was built in 1897 by Judge John S.R. Cowan of Hughes at a cost of . . . Map (db m172208) HM WM
69 Arkansas, Union County, El Dorado — First Union County Courthouse
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70 Arkansas, Union County, Junction City — Junction CityArkansas • Louisiana
Founded 1894 at the junction of 2 states, 1 county, 2 parishes, and 3 congressional districts.Map (db m208815) HM
71 Arkansas, White County, Searcy — F-13 — White County Court House
In 1837, two years after the creation of White County, the site of the town of Searcy was laid off as the permanent seat of justice of the county.Map (db m116701) HM
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72 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta — Woodruff County Courthouse
Noted architect: Charles L. Thompson, Nov 30, 1901 Thomas Hough, founder of Augusta in 1848 built his home on this location before the Civil War. During the Federal occupation Gen. Frederick Steele headquartered here. Woodruff County was . . . Map (db m116628) HM
73 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 1854 · Amador County · 1954
Amador County, carved from Calaveras and El Dorado, was organized July 3, 1854, at the crossroads of Sutter Hill. Act of Legislature, May 11, 1854, set June 17, 1854, as election date for people to vote on such a division, and appointed five . . . Map (db m11222) HM
74 California, Contra Costa County, El Sobrante — Historic Rancho Boundary Line
You are standing at the point of the blue arrow, which lies on the border between the San Pablo and El Sobrante Ranchos. Both grants were made by the Mexican Government to members of the Castro family in 1834 and 1841, respectively. On your right . . . Map (db m189391) HM
75 California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles — Carlos III1759–88
King Carlos III of Spain ordered the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781. This statue was presented in 1976, in honor of the 200th anniversary of American Independence. It was dedicated in the Plaza by the King and . . . Map (db m162531) HM
76 California, Orange County, Lake Forest — Coast Live Oak - Historical Legend
1769 - Portola Expedition enters what is now Orange County. 1821 - California under Mexican Rule. 1842 - Rancho Canada de los Alisos granted to Don Jose Serrano; future site of Heritage Hill Historical Park. 1850 - California . . . Map (db m195046) HM
77 California, San Bernardino County, Needles — 188 — Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument
This marker commemorates the iron column erected in 1876 at the southernmost tip of the boundary survey line run by Allexey W. Von Schmidt, U. S. astronomer and surveyor. The line dividing Nevada and California was based on preliminary geodetic work . . . Map (db m29468) HM
78 California, San Bernardino County, Needles — 859 — Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument
This boundary monument, a cast iron column erected in 1873, marks the southern terminus of the California – Nevada State Boundary established by A. W. Von Schmidt's 1872 – 73 survey. Von Schmidt's line, the first officially recognized . . . Map (db m29467) HM
79 California, Yolo County, Davis — After a Fire, the City of Davis is Created
A disastrous fire on November 13, 1916 destroyed much of the two block long downtown business district. The fire started that morning near what is now the corner of G and 3rd Streets, and fierce north winds fanned the flames all day. . . . Map (db m144738) HM
80 Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Arapahoe County Courthouse
In the early part of the 20th century, Denver served as both the state capital and the Arapahoe County seat. An amendment to the Colorado Constitution creating a new City and County of Denver was passed by Colorado voters in 1902. This left . . . Map (db m130140) HM
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81 Colorado, Douglas County, Castle Rock — Douglas Reported missing
The reasons for Douglas County’s popularity in the late twentieth century-rolling landscapes, pastoral scenery, and the proximity to a big city-also attracted late-nineteenth century settlers. In November 1861, territorial legislators created . . . Map (db m46117) HM
82 Colorado, Elbert County, Kiowa — 272 — Kiowa
Frontier Communication. Kiowa was originally named after its postmaster, Henry Wendling. Such identifications were common among Colorado’s frontier hamlets, where the post office often was the town. Widely dispersed settlers would congregate . . . Map (db m45754) HM
83 Colorado, Morgan County, Fort Morgan — 224 — Fort Morgan
Junction Station, the first settlement at this site, suffered numerous Indian attacks similar to those that raged all along the South Platte during the mid 1860s. To protect the crucial crossroads, which joined the South Platte River Trail with its . . . Map (db m47322) HM
84 Colorado, Otero County, La Junta — An International River
From 1819 to 1847, the Arkansas River formed the border between nations. Look across the river. When Bent's Old Fort was active, you would be looking into a foreign country. The land on the far side of the river was Mexican territory . . . Map (db m181228) HM
85 Colorado, Sedgwick County, Julesburg — Colorado's Northeast Corner
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— The Organic Act creating the Territory of Colorado was signed by President Buchanan on February 26, 1861. The act carved from the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and . . . Map (db m119436) HM
86 Colorado, Sedgwick County, Julesburg — Fourth Julesburg
In the 1880's, a fourth Julesburg developed at the junction of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Denver Branch of the Union Pacific. Originally known as Denver Junction, the town was soon renamed Julesburg, presumably the last of Jules Beni's . . . Map (db m47367) HM
87 Colorado, Sedgwick County, Julesburg — Nearby Things to See and DoJulesburg, Colo.
1. DePoorter Lakeis located off U.S. 385, just south of Julesburg. It offers fishing, picnic tables, restrooms and a wheelchair accessible pathway around the lake.2. Hippodrome Theatre is newly restored and a source of community pride. This . . . Map (db m47371) HM
88 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Ridgefield — Ridgefield
This town was founded in 1708 by a group of families from Norwalk who purchased twenty thousand acres from the Ramapoo Indians for one hundred pounds sterling. They were aided by John Copp, a surveyor, who explored the land now lying between High . . . Map (db m23409) HM
89 Connecticut, Litchfield County, Woodbury, Woodbury Center — Woodbury
In 1659 citizens of Stratford purchased from the Pegasset Indians the land, then called Pomperaug Plantation, that is now occupied by Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem and parts of Washington, Middlebury and Oxford. It was re-named Woodbury in . . . Map (db m17607) HM
90 Delaware, Kent County, Cheswold — KC-6 — Kenton Hundred
Kenton Hundred-Created in 1869 by joining of western halves of Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds. Is bounded on north by Blackbird Hundred in New Castle County, on east by Duck Creek and Little Creek Hundreds, on south by East Dover and West . . . Map (db m141240) HM
91 Delaware, Kent County, Dover — …and His Accomplishments
In the 1960's and through the 1980's, life in slow-paced Dover grew busier. New payrolls arrived. Annexation added to both the population and taxable base. Cooperation with Kent County's government advanced. Relations between Dover . . . Map (db m198996) HM
92 Delaware, Kent County, Dover — West Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred, renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on the north and St. Jones Creek on the south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland Line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two hundreds, . . . Map (db m243656) HM
93 Delaware, Kent County, Dover, Camden Wyoming — East Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on north and St. Jones Creek on south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two hundreds, called East . . . Map (db m51114) HM
94 Delaware, Kent County, Marydel — KC-69 — Mason-Dixon Crownstone
Responsible for marking the boundaries of Maryland and Pennsylvania (including the "Three Lower Counties" of Delaware), Mason and Dixon began their survey of the North-South or Tangent Line at the southwestern corner of present-day Delaware in June . . . Map (db m168146) HM
95 Delaware, Kent County, Marydel — West Dover Hundred
Originally part of St. Jones Hundred, renamed Dover Hundred 1823, the boundaries being Little Creek on the north and St. Jones Creek on the south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland Line. Dover Hundred was divided 1877 into two Hundreds, . . . Map (db m74137) HM
96 Delaware, Kent County, Viola — K-15 — North Murderkill Hundred
Formerly part of Murderkill Hundred, originally called Motherkill Hundred, kill meaning creek in Dutch. Original boundaries were St. Jones Creek on north, and Murderkill Creek on south, extending from Delaware River to Maryland line. In 1867, . . . Map (db m51113) HM
97 Delaware, New Castle County, New Castle — NC-13 — New Castle Common
This land is part of a tract of one thousand acres set apart by William Penn in 1701 for the inhabitants of the town of New Castle. Trustees were appointed and incorporated by Penn’s heirs in 1764, whose successors still hold and manage the land.Map (db m3212) HM
98 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — NC-36 — The Wedge
The wedge-shape tract, west of the Maryland and Delaware curve, consists of approximately 800 acres of land. For more than a century, the property was claimed by Pennsylvania but governed by Delaware. In 1889, a joint committee appointed from both . . . Map (db m9961) HM
99 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — NCC-37 — The Wedge
Created from the difficulty in surveying the twelve-mile circle tangent point and the Tangent Line defined by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, this land between the State of Maryland and the Delaware curve is a wedge-shaped tract that was claimed . . . Map (db m243121) HM
100 Delaware, New Castle County, Smyrna — KC-1 — Duck Creek Hundred
Originally embraced all lands south of Duck Creek and north of Leipsic Creek from Delaware River to Maryland line. In 1869 western half of hundred was detached and joined to western half of Little Creek Hundred to form Kenton Hundred.Map (db m243081) HM

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