Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, as well as the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. It incorporated in March 1875. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 1,100, down from 1,216 in 2000. Since 1920, it has been the second largest town in Lawrence County after Moulton. Town Creek Alabama History
Town Creek was established in the first half of the 19th century, and was originally known as “Jonesboro” after an early settler, William Jones.
French Treasure Ship Yet To Be Found
In September 1724, a French merchant ship was located off the coast of present-day Alabama near present-day Dauphin Island. The vessel was “La Bellone.” In her hold was stored a cargo of beaver skins, deer hides, tobacco, indigo and coins and bullion valued at 40,000 crowns. She was on her way to Dauphin Island to collect the yearly production of goods by the French colonials in Louisiana, and transport them to France. While trying to enter Pelican Bay, the Bellone ran aground.
Map La Louisiane
Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. From the author’s Grosser atlas … [1734?] Includes historical notes and inset of “Les costes de la Louisiane depuis la baye de Ascension jusques acelle de S. Joseph.” Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Georgia & Alabama Post Offices, Post Roads, Canals, Rail Roads
Maps created for one purpose often contain a tremendous amount of information useful for purposes other than that intended. The References statement in the top right of this map indicates the map is marked with six types of routes:
Horse Mail Post Coach Roads
One might think the sulkey routes would be frequently traveled and be composed of locations frequented by local residents.
This map is available as a high resolution download HERE.
This document, submitted to the Alabama Historic Commission for the purpose of registering historic places in Conecuh County Alabama, gives fairly good detail as to the location of historic structures, past and present, in Conecuh County.
Alabama Gold Camp
1398 Co. Rd. 5Lineville AL 36266Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL ALABAMA ARTIFACTS SOCIETY
Pratt, AlabamaPhone: 205-365-1115
South Alabama Historical Research & Recovery
“Dedicated to the preservation of historical artifacts”
City: Mobile Contact/Phone: (480) 201-1251 or email: Mike Smith
Meeting location: Golden Coral, 5327 Halls Mill Rd, Tillmans Corner, AL Meeting Time: First Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm
Southeast Treasure Hunters
Alabama Prospecting Supply789 Brentwood DriveGadsden, AL email@example.com@yahoo.com
Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7 PM
Tri-State Coin & Relic Hunters Club
Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Association
City: Birmingham Location: Nikki’s West Restaurant 233 Finley Avenue West Birmingham, AL. 35204Contact/Phone: email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMembership: $15 with an annual renewal of $10Website: http://wbtha.com/Comments: The club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights of each month.
Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama
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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.