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Front (west) and north side of Bethel Methodist Church on Old Line Road, northeast of Whatley, Alabama

Clarke County and Its Surroundings From 1540 To 1877 – Chapter III

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.

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Students, faculty, and staff at the South Alabama Institute in Thomasville, Alabama. Circa 1890 - 1909

Clarke County Alabama and Its Surroundings from 1540 to 1877 – Introduction

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 ?

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History of Clarke County Alabama by John Simpson Graham, Editied by Terry W. Platt

HISTORY OF CLARKE COUNTY ALABAMA by John Simpson Graham

Clarke County is situated between the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, extending from the cut-off on the south, north to the north boundary line of the south third of Township 12, a distance of about 65 miles. The county has an area of about 1,200 square miles, or 768,000 square acres, and has a population of between 31,000 and 32,000.

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History of Clarke County Alabama by John Simpson Graham, Editied by Terry W. Platt

HISTORY OF CLARKE COUNTY: WHITE SETTLERS IN CLARKE

In the year 1800 the white people began to settle in this county, and by
1813 there were quite a number of settlers along the west side of the county. In
1813 the Indians became very troublesome and the whites became alarmed and began
the erection of forts at various points in the county. According to Ball’s
history of Clarke County, they were located as follows:

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