Tag: 1830’s

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Francis Scott Key who wrote, The Star-Spangled Banner, came to Alabama to help solve problems

 (CONTINUED from Part I) (This was transcribed by the Alabama Historical Society and printed in 1901 in their magazine as follows) THE MISSION OF…

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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…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know which school [click to see films & pics] in Alabama still exists after four moves, two fires, the Civil War and a name change?

Founded in 1833, on a farm near Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama. The College was first opened in 1833 as a manual labor institution as a…