Tag: 1830’s

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PATRON + The McIntosh Trail was the only road in Randolph County when it was first established

The only road was the McIntosh Trail ORGANIZATION By J. M. K. GUINN1 Number Three Written for The Randolph Toiler, Wedowee, 1896 The time…

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Are you searching for family members who were in central Alabama prior to 1901? This is a good resource

The University of the State of Alabama was opened April 18, 1831, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the state's capital at the time and many pioneers…

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

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

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Francis Scott Key who wrote The Star Spangled Banner shared a close friendship with Alabama Governor Gayle’s wife and daughter

This story is an excerpt from Alabama Footprints Volume V - VIII The story below reveals the close friendship Francis Scott Key shared with Alabama…

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PATRON + Clayton claims to have sent forth 1st soldiers to enlist for duration of Civil War [vintage pics]

OLD CLAYTON, BARBOUR COUNTY, ALABAMA (Transcribed From Smartt, Eugenia Persons...History of Eufaula, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.: Roberts & Son, printers, 1930, c1933.) The town of…

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The small historic community of Batesville, Alabama had four churches for 400-500 residents

This small community in Barbour County had 400-500 residents and four churches in pioneer days.  A local historian, Margaret Clayton Russell, talked about Batesville in…