Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama

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Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama

Alphabetical listing of historical sites in Clarke County Alabama.

Alphabetical Listing

Place Name – Map ID – Remarks

Air Mount PO 11-NE in operation 1838-1866, 1886-1889 (Smith)

Alameda 23-NE established 1888, Talcott PO 1892-1897, Alameda PO open 1897-1922 (Smith) (Heritage13)

Alexander Landing 86-SW found on a map dating from 1887

Allen SE named for the early settler Allen Coleman, PO open 1900-1986 (Harris) (Smith)

Alma SE named for the school teacher Alma Flinn, PO open 1890-1985 (Foscue) (Smith)

Amity 153-NE community associated with an area Baptist Church established around 1870

Asbury 43-NE Asbury Church and cemetery are all that remain here

Atkeison NE PO in operation 1889-1923, also appears on maps spelled Atkinson (Smith)

Atkeison Station 10-NE spelled Atkinson Station on the 1912 edition of the soil survey map

Baggett 99-NE also known as Baggetts Store, PO in operation 1883-1890 (Smith)

Baileys Landing 144-NW found on the 1972 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Barlow Bend SE named for the plantation owner Thaddeus Barlow, PO 1877-1976 (Foscue) (Smith)

Bashi NW named for Bashi Creek, PO in operation 1849-1866, 1875-1962 (Harris) (Smith)

Batchelors Landing 84-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1978

Beckhams Landing 48-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1941

Bedsole 100-NW PO in operation 1883-1891 (Smith)

Bedsoles Store 167-NW found on a map dating from 1879

Behrman 24-NE variant for Fulton, PO in operation 1889-1896 (Harris) (Smith)

Berris Landing 85-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1941

Bethel 132-NW community associated with Baptist Church and Cemetery

Betts Lower Landing 92-SW found on current the U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle

Bolentown 49-SW named for the Bolen Lumber Company, circa 1890 (Heritage13)

Brewers Store 61-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Buena Vista Landing 32-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Cades Landing 122-NW found on a map dating from 1837

Campbell NW first known as Millersville, PO established in 1886, named after a local doctor (Harris)

Campbell Landing 146-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Campbells Mill 62-SE found on a map dating from 1856

Cane Creek 116-NE variant for Chance 1880-1892 (Foscue)

Carlstons Saw Mill 8-NE found on a map dating from 1856

Carlton SW the original PO was called Hal’s Lake, Carlton PO open 1902-1966 (Foscue) (Smith)

Carney Bluff 154-SW PO in operation 1878-1882, 1886-1887 (Smith)

Carney Landing 95-SW found on a map dating from 1837, also known as Fort Curney

Carters Landing 75-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Castle Plantation 151-SE also known as Gilmore, Cedar Creek and

Forbes Plantation

Cedar Creek Landing 64-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Cedar Creek Plantation 151-SE also known as Gilmore, Castle and

Forbes Plantation

Cedar Forks 58-SE community around a church found on maps dating from 1937-1998

Center Point NW community around a church found on a map dating from 1971

Central Salt Works 106-SW also known as Salt Mountain

Chance NE called Cane Creek from 1880-1892, PO in operation 1892-1986 (Foscue) (Smith)

Cherry 98-SE PO in operation 1880-1887 (Smith)

Chilton NW also known as Mitcham, PO in operation 1898-1917 (Smith)

Choctaw 9-NE variant for Thomasville

Choctaw Bluff 96-SE founded in 1789, PO in operation 1868-1871, 1878-1883, 1897-1958 (Foscue) (Smith)

Choctaw Corner 7-NE PO open 1849-1907, declined after being bypassed by the railroad (Smith) (Graham)

Christmas Landing 143-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Clantons Landing 28-NW found on the United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1903

Clarkes Store 166-NW found on a map dating from 1879

Clarksville NW county seat 1820-1831, PO in operation 1821-1854, 1894-1915 (Harris2) (Smith)

Cobbville 45-NE PO in operation 1893-1911, name changed to Lyford PO in 1911 (Smith)

Coffeeville NW settled 1808, PO established in 1817, named for General John Coffee (Foscue) (Smith)

Conde 103-SE PO in operation 1886-1907 (Smith)

Cowans Gin 149-NW found on the United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1978

Coxes Woodyard Landing 20-NW currently known as Nichols Landing

Current or Historic Place Locale Remarks

Dallas Landing 126-SW

Damon 26-NE PO in operation 1899-1920 (Smith)

Davis Bluff PO 155-NW in operation 1890-1895 (Smith)

Dead Level PO 94-NW in operation 1856-1866, 1873-1894 (Smith)

Dewitts Landing 50-SE found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1941

Dickenson Station 136-NE variant for Dickinson

Dickinson NE Dickinson PO open 1888-1987, also known as Marianna and Gayle (Foscue) (Smith) (Heritage13)

Dubose Landing 51-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1941

East Bassetts Landing 66-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1941

East Maher Landing 91-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1941

Emmons Gin 117-SE found on a map dating from 1879

Eustis PO 120-NE served the Pleasant Grove community, in operation 1889-1908 (Clarke CHS) (Smith)

Failetown NW PO in operation 1918-1936 (Smith)

Fakit Chipunta 16-NW also known as Turkey Town, one of the last Choctaw towns east of the Tombigee (AHC2)

Finley Crossing NE appears as Finley Crossroads on a 1937 map and Finley Crossing on a 1991 map

Flynn Gin Landing 135-SE found on the 1972 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Forbes Plantation 151-SE also known as Gilmore, Castle and Cedar Creek Plantation

Forestdale 123-NW PO in operation 1905-1934 (Smith)

Fort Curney 95-SW also known as Corney and Carney Landing, at the home of Joshiah Corney (AHC2)

Fort Easley 113-NW built in 1813 to provide defense against the Indians (Harris2)

Fort Glass 172-SE built during the Creek War of 1813 to 1814

Fort Guilett 111-SW built in 1862 to guard a nearby saltworks (Harris2)

Fort Lavier 114-SE built in 1813 to provide defense against the Indians (Harris2)

Fort Madison 59-SE built by settlers in 1813 and commanded by Sam Dale (AHC2) (Harris2)

Fort Sinquefield 108-NE built to protect the settlers from the Indians, circa 1813 (Graham)

Fort Stonewall 103-SE Confederate earthworks on Choctaw Bluff destroyed in 1865 (AHC2)

Fort White 40-NE variant for Grove Hill circa 1813-1814, a log stockade (AHC2) (Foscue)

Frenchs Landing 78-SE found on a map dating from 1837, later known as Smith Landing

Fulton NE first called Wades Station, then Behrman, Fulton PO established in 1896 (Foscue)

Gainestown SE PO established in 1848, named for Indian agents George Gaines & General E.P. Gaines (Foscue)

Gainestown Ferry 76-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Gasport PO 63-SE variant for Gosport

Gayle 136-NE variant for Dickinson

Gilmore Plantation 151-SE also known as Castle, Cedar Creek and Forbes Plantation

Glass Redoubt 110-SE built by Zachariah Glass in 1813 (Harris2), also known as Fort Glass

Glendon 55-SE PO in operation 1894-1902, 1912-1922 (Smith)

Glover NW named for local family in the early 1800’s, PO open 1885-1946 (Clarke CHS) (Smith)

Good Hope 138-NE variant for Peacock

Good Springs 38-SW variant for Winn

Gosport SE PO open 1834-1857, 1869-1969, founded by Colonel Samuel Forwood (Harris) (Smith)

Gosport Landing 131-SE appears on maps until 1887
Greenwood NE first appears on the 1971 edition of the county highway map

Grove Hill NE PO established in 1828, became the county seat in 1831, incorporated in 1929 (Foscue)

H.G. Davis Landing 127-SE

Hals Lake 115-SW variant for Carlton, Hals Lake PO in operation 1892-1900 (Smith))

Harry Davis Landing 93-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1943

Harwells Landing 68-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Herons Landing 83-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Hickory Hall 60-SE found on maps dating from the early 1890’s

High Bluff 79-SE found on a map dating from 1856

Holtamville NW PO in operation 1925-1954 (Clarke CHS)

Horeb 42-SE variant for Whatley, Horeb PO in operation 1887-1890 (Smith)

Horrace Williams Landing 29-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

J.B. Malones Landing 31-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

J.W. Thornton Landing 12-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Current or Historic Place Locale Remarks

Jackson SW Republicville in 1813, then Pine Level in 1816, PO established 1818, incorporated in 1887 (Foscue)

Jackson Landing 142-SW also known as Princes Landing in 1886

Jackson Springs 139-SW found on a map dating from 1912

Jackson Station 141-SW found on a map dating from 1905

James Landing 170-SE found on a map dating from 1837

James Landing 82-SE found on a map dating from 1868

Joe Davis Landing 128-SW

Johnsons Landing 87-SW

Keiths Gin Landing 73-SW

Kirven 57-SE PO in operation 1925-1929 (Smith)

Landrums Fort 37-NW built by settlers in 1813 (Harris2)

Lees Store 65-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Log Landing 3-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1978

Lombard Landing 77-SE found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1943

Lowder Springs 6-NW variant for Tallahatta Springs, named for George Lowder (Clarke CHS)

Lower Madison Landing 129-SE

Lower Salt Works 107-SW

Lyford 45-NE formerly Cobbville PO, Lyford PO in operation 1911-1914 (Smith)

Macon 40-NE variant for Grove Hill, name changed from Macon to Grove Hill in 1832 (Harris)

Madison Landing 27-SW found on the 1975 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Magoffins Store 40-NE named for James Magoffin circa 1815, later known as Grove Hill (Harris)

Manila SE PO established in 1898 and discontinued in 1968 (Smith)

Marianna 136-NE variant for Dickinson

Marshall Ferry Landing 80-SE found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1943

Masons Landing 71-SW found on a map dating from 1916

Masons Lower Landing 74-SW

Mathews 152-SW former site of Mathews Chapel and Mathews School

Mathewson Landing 89-SE found on map dating from 1837, currently known as Upper Madison Landing

Mathewson Sawmill 88-SE found on a map dating from1837

Mays Crossroads SW found as simply Crossroads on a map dating from 1908

Mays Woodyard Landing 14-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

McDuffys Gin 116-NE variant for Chance

McEntyre NW also called New Prospect, McEntyre PO in operation 1890-1908 (USPO) (Smith)

McGrews Fort 112-SW built by William and John McGrew in 1813 (Harris2)

Mclver PO 124-NE in operation 1898-1903, 1906-1910 (Smith)

McVay SW PO in operation 1910-1930 (Smith)

Mechanics Grove 161-NE PO in operation 1829-1842 (Smith)

Midway SE community around a church found on a map dating from 1912

Milers Gin Landing 70-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Millersville 5-NW variant for Campbell

Mitcham 21-NW variant for Chilton

Mitchells Woodyard Landing 150-NW appears on a map dated 1837

Moores Landing 90-SE found on a 1943 Corps of Engineers map, appears as Tate Landing on a map from 1856

Morvin NW PO open 1851-1866, 1875-1989, the name means ‘old red hill’ (Harris) (Smith)

Motts PO 160-NE in operation 1830-1849 (Smith)

Moures Landing 67-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Murphy PO 137-SE in operation 1890-1895 (Smith)

Murrells Landing 19-NW variant for Coffeeville, circa 1808 (Clarke CHS)

Nealton 101-SW PO in operation 1888-1909 (Smith)

Nettleboro NE PO established 1876 and closed in 1954 (Smith)

New Prospect 119-NW variant for McEntyre

Nichola 56-SE PO in operation 1890-1910 (Smith)

Nichols Landing 20-NW formerly Coxes Woodyard Landing

Nobles Gin Landing 2-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Nunnelee 162-SE PO in operation 1882-1884 (Smith)

Olive Ferry 81-SE

Current or Historic Place Locale Remarks

Opine NW PO in operation 1898-1902, 1904-1926, 1928-1945 (Smith)

Osage Woodyard Landing 133-NW found on the 1975 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Oven Bluff 163-SW now a fish camp that can be found on current maps

Paynes 72-SW found on a map dating from 1912

Peacock NE PO in operation 1900-1948 (Clarke CHS)

Perry Chapel SE appears on a map dating from 1912

Phil Mays Landing 69-SW found on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Pickens Landing 1-NW PO in operation 1878-1890 (Smith)

Pine Level 54-SW variant for Jackson circa1816 (Foscue)

Pine Tree Landing 30-NW also known as Singletons Landing

Pleasant Grove 36-NW also called Tatillaba (Clarke CHS)

Pleasant Hill 120-NE the area PO was called Eustis (Clarke CHS)

Pouncey 44-NE found on maps dating from 1891 to 1950

Presnall Landing 46-NE found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1943

Princes Landing 142-SW also known as Jackson Landing

Pugh 39-NW PO in operation 1909-1912 (Smith)

Republicville 54-SW variant for Jackson circa 1813 (Foscue)

Rice PO 156-SW in operation 1899-1900 (Smith)

River Hill 35-SW variant for Salitpa before 1855 (Foscue)

Roang Landing 130-SE

Rock Bar 4-NW variant for Cunningham before 1885 (Clarke CHS)

Rock Springs 122-NW variant for Cades Landing, found on the 1972 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Rockcastle 104-SE found on a map dating from 1894

Rockville SW named for Rockville Academy circa 1830-1938, PO in operation 1900-1940 (Foscue)

Rosenburg PO 157-NW in operation 1898-1899 (Smith)

Roundhill NE appears on a map dating from 1937

Rural NE PO established 1874, discontinued 1891, then reopened from 1903-1941 (Smith)

Salitpa SW first known as River Hill, PO established in 1880 (Foscue)

Salt Mountain 106-SW also known as Central Salt Works

Sand Flat 22-NE variant for Springfield

Scruggs Landing 125-NW found on the 1971 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Scyrene NE PO established in 1901 and discontinued 1954 (Smith)

Sellers Landing 134-NW found on the 1971 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Shady Grove 118-SE community around a church dating to the 1850’s

Shields Ferry 169-SW found on a map dating from 1837

Shultys Landing 147-NW found on the 1972 edition of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

Singleton PO 97-SE in operation 1880-1904 (Smith)

Singletons Landing 30-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Smith Landing 78-SE appears as Frenchs Landing on a map dating from 1837

Smithville 40-NE variant for Grove Hill in the 1820’s (Harris)

Smyer NW PO established 1919 and discontinued 1942 (Smith)

Springfield NE appears on a map dating from 1937

St. David PO 158-NW in operation 1901-1903 (Smith)

St. Paul 145-SW community around a church and school

St. Paul PO 25-NE variant for Scyrene, in operation 1849-1866 (Smith)

Starks Landing 34-SW found on a map dating from 1837, also known as Watts Landing

Stave Creek 140-SW community around Baptist Church founded in 1859

Suggsville SE PO operational 1818-1959, 1814 William Suggs opened a store here (Foscue) (Smith)

Suggsville Station 102-SE variant for Allen, found on a map dating from 1905

Talcott PO 23-NE Talcott PO open 1892-1897, then Alameda PO 1897-1922 (Smith) (Heritage13)

Tallahatta Springs NW first called Lowder Springs, renamed in 1840’s, PO open 1876-1948 (Harris) (Smith)

Tate Landing 90-SE found on a map dating from 1856, later known as Moores Landing

Tatillaba 36-NW PO in operation 1888-1914, also known as Pleasant Grove (Clarke CHS)

Tattlersville NW first appears on the 1971 edition of the county highway map

Thomasville NE PO est. in 1888, incorporated in 1899, named for the railroad financier, Samuel Thomas (Foscue)

Thomasville Air Force Station 171-NE in operation from 1940 to 1944

Current or Historic Place Locale Remarks

Thompson Landing 18-NW found on a map dating from 1837

Thortons Landing 15-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Thortons Lower Landing 17-NW

Toddtown SW first appears on the 1971 edition of the county highway map

Turkey Town 16-NW also known by the Indian name Fakit Chipunta, PO discontinued in 1905

Turners Landing 13-NW found on a map dating from 1912

Union 41-SE the Baptist church at the site was established in 1902 (Clarke CHS)

Union Chapel 121-NW variant for Tattersville (Clarke CHS)

Upper Madison Landing 89-SE formerly known as Mathewson Landing

Upper Salt Works 105-SW

Vashti NE PO in operation 1877-1881, 1884-1907 (Smith)

Vickers 165-NE a rail station found on a map dating from 1915

Wades Station 24-NE variant for Fulton

Waites Landing 33-NW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Walker Springs SE named for tavern owner William Walker in 1811, PO established 1879 (Foscue) (Smith)

Watts Landing 34-SW variant for Starks Landing, found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map of 1903

Weeks Pond 164-NE a rail station found on a map dating from 1915

West Bend NW PO in operation 1888-1914 and 1924-1926 (Smith)

Whatley SE named for Franklin Whatley, PO established in 1890, formerly Horeb (Foscue)

White Fort 168-NE found on a map dating from 1837

Wilderness 159-NW PO in operation 1841-1854 (Smith)

Williamson Store 47-SE found on a map dating from 1912

Wilsons Mill 53-SW found on a map dating from 1856

Wings Lower Landing 67-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903

Wings Upper Landing 52-SW found on a United States Army Corps of Engineers map dating from 1903
Winn SW named after 1st
postmaster Frank Winn, who was appointed in 1881, PO closed 1953 (Foscue) (Smith)

Woods Bluff NW PO in operation 1835-1837, 1875-1890, 1895-1937 (Smith)

Zimco NW named for the Zimmerman Manufacturing Company in operation here in the 1890’s (Foscue)

Choctaw Corner Alabama

Choctaw Corner was a former town in Clarke County, Alabama. It is named for the nearby Choctaw Corner, which marked the border between the native Choctaw and Creek peoples prior to the Indian removal. The community was one of the earliest settlements in the county.

Choctaw Corner had a post office by 1850. It was a prosperous community during the antebellum period and for many years afterwards. Then, when the railroad from Mobile to Selma came through Clarke County in 1888, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Choctaw Corner, the town began to die.
A new town, Thomasville, Alabama, developed on the railroad. The people in the older community saw the potential of the new town as a railroad shipping point and were among the first people to move there. The former town of Choctaw Corner slowly declined into nonexistence and was later enveloped within Thomasville’s city limits. It is now remembered primarily by Thomasville’s city cemetery on its western border, called Choctaw Corner Cemetery.

Choctaw Corner was located at 31.93487°N 87.75472°W

Wikipedia contributors, “Choctaw Corner, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Choctaw_Corner,_Alabama&oldid=838073156 (accessed January 31, 2019).

Suggsville, Alabama

Suggsville Alabama Historic Marker

Attribution: Jeffrey Reed

Suggsville Historic Marker Attribution: Jeffrey Reed

Suggsville, Alabama is an unincorporated community in Clarke County, Alabama. It was laid out as a town in 1819 at the crossing of the Old Line Road and Federal Road. The name was chosen in honor of a local storekeeper, William Suggs. The town had many residences, stores, and male and female academies prior to the American Civil War, but declined rapidly in the post-war period.

Suggsville is located at 31.58960°N 87.69305°W and has an elevation of 381 feet.

As of the 1880 U.S. Census, Suggsville as an unincorporated community had 134 persons, then the 3rd largest recorded community in the county behind Grove Hill and Choctaw Corner, today’s Thomasville.

Credit: Wikipedia contributors, “Suggsville, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Suggsville,_Alabama&oldid=820666738 (accessed January 30, 2019).

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