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Cedar Bluff, Alabama Historical Markers

 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, March 19, 2011
Cornwall Furnace Marker
Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Cornwall Furnace
The Confederate States of America in 1862 commissioned the Noble Brothers of Rome, Georgia to erect a cold blast furnace to produce needed pig iron for the war effort. The skilled labor was detailed from Confederate army personnel. It is . . . — Map (db m83267) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters
Gen. Hood, commanding the Dept. of Tennessee and Georgia for the Confederate Army, made his headquarters in this house on Oct. 19, 1864 on his retreat from Atlanta to Tennessee via Gadsden. His army numbered approximately 40,000 troops. — Map (db m116615) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Gen. N.B. Forrest Captured Col. A.D. Streight
This marks the place where Gen. N.B. Forrest with 322 men captured Col. A.D. Streight with 1466 men May 3, 1863 — Map (db m12306) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Indian Village of Costa
This general area is believed to be the site of the Indian village of Costa visited by DeSoto July 2, 1540. The very old cedar trees may have been here at that time. They are some of the largest in the Southeast. These cedars are among the . . . — Map (db m114988) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Cedar Bluff — Long Shadows House
Constructed around 1875 by John Seaborn Watt for his bride, Emma Chastillette Williamson, this fine example of Victorian architecture was originally located near Yancey's Bend prior to the construction of Weiss Lake. The site was going to be . . . — Map (db m137844) HM

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