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Marshall County Alabama Map

Marshall County Alabama Map

Marshall County Alabama Map

 

Marshall County Alabama

Marshall County is located in the northeast part of the state and lies between the major metropolitan centers of Huntsville to the northwest and Birmingham to the southwest. Comprising approximately 567 square miles, Marshall County is one of the five smallest counties in the state. The population is 93,019. Its county seat is Guntersville, Alabama. A second courthouse is in Albertville, Alabama.

Marshall County Alabama History

Marshall County was created by the Alabama legislature on January 9, 1836, from Cherokee land acquired in the 1835 Treaty of New Echota

 During The War Between the States. Marshall County was the scene of several raids by Federal troops. It was unsuccessfully shelled by these troops on July 30, 1862 in an attempt to capture the town. It was again attacked on March 2, 1864, and again on August 24, 1864. It finally yielded to the invaders January 1865, and was burned and destroyed with the exception of six or seven buildings.

The Tennessee River runs southwest from the northeast portion of the county and exits in the northwest. The Paint Rock River forms a portion of the county’s northern boundary, and several tributaries of the Black Warrior River run through the southwest part of the county.

Marshall County Alabama Native Americans

Cherokees settled along the Creek Path and the Tennessee River as early as 1784 inhabiting the area. Most of the remains of these towns and villages can be identified.

Near the present village of Red Hill, on the west bank of Brown Creek, there was a Cherokee town used about 1790 by the head man of the tribe , Richard Brown, for whom the town was named. The Cherokees fought with Gen. Andrew Jackson at Talladega and Horseshoe Bend, and received Jackson’s praise for their military aid. Brown’s village was situated on two important Indian trails, one leading from Ditto’s Landing, now Whitesburg, across the Brindley Mountains, and the other on the Creek Path. About fifteen miles below the village there was a branch trail leading to the Creek settlement in middle Alabama. Corn Silk Village, on and one-half miles southeast of Warrenton on the Corn Silk farm of the Street plantation, on the banks of Corn Silk Pond, was a small Cherokee village, the head man of which was Corn Silk, for which the village was named.1

Marshall County Alabama Online contains a very good history of  the American Indian Tribes in Marshall County Alabama.

Marshall County Alabama Cities

Albertville, Alabama

Albertville, nicknamed “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World,” is the largest city in Marshall County of North Alabama. The name is derived from Thomas A. Albert, one of the first area residents. It lies on Sand Mountain, a rich plateau about 25 miles wide and 75 miles long, extending from about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham and Creek Indian country. Albertville and the surrounding area are rich in Indian lore and history.

Arab, Alabama

Arab, Alabama is a thriving city situated atop Brindlee Mountain, and just 30 miles south of Huntsville and 70 miles north of Birmingham.

History of Arab Alabama

Boaz, Alabama

The city of Boaz is named for the husband of Ruth, a Biblical character in the Old Testament.

Guntersville, Alabama

 

Marshall County Alabama Towns

Douglas, Alabama

Douglas is a town in Marshall County. Douglas, a part of the Huntsville–Decatur Combined Statistical Area, had a population of 744 in the 2010 census. The town incorporated in 1978.

Douglas is concentrated around the intersection of State Route 75 and State Route 168, southwest of Albertville. Guntersville Lake lies several miles to the north. Douglas holds a Community Festival annually in March. It also maintains a sports complex that has baseball/softball fields.

Grant, Alabama

Grant is a town in Marshall County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Grant was 896; it is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The town was incorporated on November 15, 1945.

Sardis City, Alabama

Sardis City is a town in Etowah and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Alabama.It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area.It originally incorporated in May 1963 under the name of Sardis. It later became Sardis City in the 1980s. At the 2010 census the population was 1,704.

Union Grove, Alabama

Union Grove is a town in Marshall County, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Union Grove is located approximately 3 miles from Guntersville Lake and 6 miles from Arab.
 

Marshall County Alabama Communities

Joppa, Alabama

Joppa is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Cullman and Marshall counties.

Asbury, Alabama

Asbury is an unincorporated community located on Sand Mountain in eastern Marshall County, Alabama, United States.It is located about nine miles east of the county seat of Guntersville.The community was named after a Methodist church, which was named for one of the first Methodist Episcopal Church bishops, Francis Asbury.

Claysville, Alabama

Claysville was named in honor of Henry Clay, and served as the county seat of Marshall County from 1836 to 1838. During the American Civil War, Claysville became a strategic location, due to the ferry crossing of the Tennessee River. A Union Army garrison was located here during the latter part of the war. The 13th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment was stationed here under the command of Colonel William P. Lyon. A post office operated under the name Claysville from 1831 to 1879.

Edy, Alabama

Egypt, Alabama

Egypt is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, located 2.8 miles northwest of Arab.

Hog Jaw, Alabama

Hog Jaw is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.

Horton, Alabama

Horton is an unincorporated community in Marshall County. Its ZIP code is 35980. As of the 2000 census, the population was approximately 4,450.

Hustleville, Alabama

Hustleville, also known as Hustle, is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.

Kennamer Cove, Alabama

Kennamer Cove is an unincorporated community and cove in Marshall County. Kennamer Cove is located on the side of Gunters Mountain, and was first settled circa 1814 by the Kennamer family. Many of the inhabitants of the cove joined the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Little New York, Alabama

Little New York is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.

Morgan City, Alabama

Morgan City, also known as New Rescue, is an unincorporated community located in Morgan and Marshall counties. Morgan City and Union Hill border each other due to it being in the same area on top of Brindlee Mountain.

Newsome Sinks Karst Area

In this area lies one of the region’s densest areas of caves, known as the Newsome Sinks Karst Area. In a span of 50 acres it contains well over 30 documented caves and pits. It is designated by both the Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. and the National Speleological Society as off-limits due to endangered plant species growing in the area.

Mount Hebron, Alabama

Mount Hebron is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Alabama.

Rayburn, Alabama

Rayburn is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.

Red Hill, Alabama

Red Hill is an unincorporated community in Marshall County.

Marker commemorates attack at Red Hill

Scant City, Alabama

Searengin, Alabama

Warrenton, Alabama

 

Marshall County Alabama Geography

The Tennessee River runs southwest from the northeast portion of the county and exits in the northwest. The Paint Rock River forms a portion of the county’s northern boundary, and several tributaries of the Black Warrior River run through the southwest part of the county.

Adjacent Counties

Jackson County – northeast
DeKalb County – east
Etowah County – southeast
Blount County – south
Cullman County – southwest
Morgan County – west
Madison County – northwest

Marshall County Alabama Links


1. A Brief History Of Marshall County
Marshall County Alabma Online

Marshall County Alabama Map

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