It may be asked, Why do I especially undertake this work ? And my first answer is, Because it is a variety of literary work which I peculiarly love. Persons should do, if possible and right, what they like to do. Seeing a fine opportunity for pleasant employment, why, in this land of freedom, should I not improve it ?
According to history, there were several settlements in the county 383 years ago. There was a considerable town, called Maubila, located at either Croctaw Bluff or French’s Landing, four miles above Gainstown.
The White Sulphur Well lies just outside the corporate limits of the town,
situated on the Southern Railway. This water is known far and wide for its
They are miners and shippers of
yellow ochre and china clays, also manufacturers of all clay commodities, such
as clap turpentine cups, hollow building blocks, brick, drain tile, flower pots,
jugs, churns and all other clay novelties.
In March, 1819, the United States granted to the state of Alabama in trust
for its people five sections of salt lands, two sections in Township 5 North,
Range 2 East, and three sections in Township 7 North, Range 1 East.
For instance, they
discover that in Clarke County, some time in the centuries gone by, there was an
upheaval, ripping the county open from Section 21 (where it goes into the
Tombigbee River), Township 5 North, Range 2 East, to the same river in Township
8 North, Range 1 West.
Early Travels and Conflicts in the Great South-East
About Clarke County, Alabama and Its Surroundings, 1540-1877
INDIANS OF THE SOUTH-EAST
THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY— 1798-1812
The American was beginning to place himself not only abreast of all the world, but in the lead, for all useful inventions and for daring enterprise and indomitable will. And over the belt of long-leaved pines a new era also dawns.
DEDICATED TO THE CITIZENS OF CLARKE COUNTY ALABAMA
My journey from first glance to completion of this project has reaffirmed my belief in the value of historical texts and reminded me that I have a self-imposed responsibility to preserve and pass on for future generations.
The transcription and enhancement of this book is dedicated to the citizens of Clarke County Alabama.