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Mexican War Veterans from Greensboro, Alabama left on May 27th

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Thanks to untiring efforts of these men the telegraph and telephone finally came to Greensboro, Alabama

Communication with the outside world was slow coming in Greensboro, Alabama1 Telegraph Lines In 1869, the citizens of Greensboro donated a thousand dollars to induce…

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A Methodist church was established in Greensboro, Alabama before 1822

History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Greensboro.1 (Published in 1908) The earliest records of this church were lost, and have never been in the possession of the…

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Old Greensboro Female Academy in Alabama had many excellent female graduates, including a popular author

OLD GREENSBORO FEMALE ACADEMY1 Published 1908 In December, 1839, a meeting was held in the Greensboro Lyceum (in Hale County, Alabama) by the subscribers…

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Magnolia Grove, Greensboro, old home of Richard Pearson Hobson of “The Sinking of the Merrimac” fame

Today Magnolia Grove, located at 1002 Hobson Street in Greensboro, Alabama is a historic site and museum located in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama that…

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The first public school in Greensboro was outside the corporate limits across Caldwell Creek

Greensboro Public School1 Published in 1908 In 1858, Miles Hassell Yerby, a graduate of the State University at Tuscaloosa, came to Greensboro and taught…

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Greensboro, Alabama never mentioned ladies in it’s early newspapers because it was not proper

NEWSPAPERS IN EARLY GREENSBORO, ALABAMA1 (Story Published in 1908) The Halcyon As early as 1824, and presumably earlier, there was a newspaper published in…

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Hale County, Alabama was part of Greene, Marengo, Perry and Tuscaloosa Counties until 1867

EARLY HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Hale County, Alabama was created by the Legislature of the State of Alabama on January 30, 1867. The larger part…

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Old Graves and graveyards in Greensboro, Alabama – here are some very old burial places

Old Graves and Graveyards in Greensboro, Alabama There are a number of scattered graves in Greensboro of which the present generation—most of them—know nothing.…

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Dr. Thomas Ward was Worshipful Master of LaFayette Masonic Lodge #26 for twenty-two years

Masonic Lodge of Greensboro, Alabama1 Published in 1908 The Masonic Lodge now in existence in Greensboro (in 1908)— known as Lafayette No. 26—dates back…

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Three men from Alabama observed the weather in Greensboro for the Smithsonian from 1855 to 1888

According to the article below published in 1908, three men in Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama volunteered to be climate observers and weather recorders for…

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Greensboro was first named the Russell Settlement, and then renamed Troy, Alabama

EARLY GREENSBORO, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA Settled by the Russell family The locality of Greensboro was settled in 1816 by a large family connection named Russell,…