MARSHALL COUNTY ALABAMA

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Marshall County Alabama Map

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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

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

Grant, Alabama

Sardis City, Alabama

Union Grove, Alabama

 

Marshall County Alabama Communities

Joppa, Alabama

Asbury, Alabama

Claysville, Alabama

Edy, Alabama

Egypt, Alabama

Hog Jaw, Alabama

Horton, Alabama

Hustleville, Alabama

Kennamer Cove, Alabama

Little New York, Alabama

Morgan City, Alabama

Mount Hebron, Alabama

Rayburn, Alabama

Red Hill, Alabama

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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