Old Barn on Cold Winter Day. Blount County near Blountsville. Submitted by Tyler Cantrell

Historical Sites in Blount County Alabama

Historical Sites in Blount County Alabama

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Blount County: A County Older Than the State of Alabama

Created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation. Named for the Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount, who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to punish the Creeks for Fort Mims massacre. Jackson fought and won the Creek War. Creeks gave up half of their lands in Treaty of Ft.

Alabama Metal Detecting Clubs

Alabama Metal Detecting Clubs

Alabama Gold Camp
1398 Co. Rd. 5Lineville  AL  36266Phone:  1.256.396.0389gold@alabamagoldcamp.com
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 35901mismar@att.netmlhudson1970@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: webmaster@wbtha.comMembership: $15 with an annual renewal of $10Website: http://wbtha.com/Comments: The club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights of each month.

Gold in Tallapoosa County Alabama

Gold in Tallapoosa County Alabama
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Saginaw Alabama

Saginaw Alabama

Saginaw is an unincorporated community 2.5 miles north of Calera in Shelby County, Alabama. Saginaw is the home of the Saginaw Pipe Company, Inc., a major supplier of steel pipe, beams, tubing, and plate. Saginaw Alabama Post Office

 858 US-31, Saginaw, AL 35137Phone: (800) 275-8777

Saginaw Alabama Fire Department

Address: 1077 Co Rd 26, Alabaster, AL 35007Phone: (205) 664-7711

Address: 566 Highway 26, Alabaster, AL 35007Phone: (205) 664-7711

Fort Bowyer

Fort Bowyer

Built during War of 1812. At of the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the United States claimed Mobile and the bay as part of Louisiana Purchase. In 1813, on order of President Madison, the area around Fort Bowyer was seized from Spain by U.S. Regulars under Gen. James Wilkinson and militia under Col. John Bowyer. This act extended Mississippi Territory to the Mobile Bay area.

Five Points Alabama

Did You Know This About Five Points Alabama?

Five Points is a town in Chambers county with a population of roughly 141.
The town’s first post office was built in a nearby community named Lystra. It was relocated to the current site of Five Points, and both the site and the post office were named Five Points for their location at the convergence of five major routes at the center of town.


Murder To Aid A Murder

Murder To Aid A Murder
Bibb County Alabama

Randolph Alabama

Centeville Alabama
January 15, 1891
Transcribed From Vernon Courier, Lamar County Alabama


Randolph, Jan. 11 – Some three months ago Mr. B.B. Head of Bibb county was murdered by one Jim Tate, and Tate was arrested a few days ago in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, but its sheriff,  R. H. Jones, the sheriff, arrived in Randolph at 10 o’clock last night on this way to Centeville jail, and between the train hotel Mr. Jones was shot from ambush by unknown parties, evidently for the purpose of releasing Tate, the murderer of Mr. Head, and when Mr. Jones was shot down the prisoner escaped and is at large today. 

Coosada Village

Coosada Village, also known as Coosada Creek, Cosauda and Coosauda. Coosada Creek comes from an 1850’s map and it is thought “Creek” was indicative of the inhabitants, Creek Indians, and not used as a name. Additional maps label the area as Rileys Creek or Jones Creek and for a while the name was Coosawda. Present day Coosada is located in Elmore County in the central eastern part of Alabama.