“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Wilsonville, Alabama Historical Markers

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By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
Confederate Forts Marker
Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — Confederate Forts
Near this site are the remains of three forts built in 1863 by Confederate troops under the command of Major W.T. Walthall, commander of the military post at Talladega. The forts, built for protection of the Alabama-Tennessee River Railroad trestles . . . — Map (db m61621) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — History of Wilsonville, Alabama
Wilsonville, nestled near Lay Lake in Shelby County, was named for Adam Wilson. The town was incorporated in 1897. Wilsonville was of great importance in the late 1800s because of the Southern Railway and it was also a major stop on the old stage . . . — Map (db m61622) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — Wilsonville Cemetery
This cemetery has been an important resting place for loved ones since the early 1800s. A Dutchman named Avehard is believed to be the first person buried here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1854. Sharecroppers, former slaves, educators, . . . — Map (db m37225) HM

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