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Blountsville Court Square Timeline - Blountsville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 04.894 W 086° 35.473
16S E 537714 N 3771275
Quick Description: Blountsville Court Square Timeline Historical Marker, Blountsville, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 7:59:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMCYXM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Timeline of the Blountsville Court Square. The marker is located in the square at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Lee Street. It was placed by the Alabama Tourism Department and Town of Blountsville.
Marker Name: Blountsville Court Square Timeline

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
1813: Colonel John Coffee and 800 Tennessee Volunteers see Bear Meat Cabin Cherokee Settlement near Blountsville 1816: Town settles around square 1820: Newly named Blountsville becomes county seat 1827: Town incorporated with Trustee System 1833: First courthouse built 1853: Town incorporated with new system; immediately un-incorporated 1863: Forrest-Streight Civil War Raid 1864: Rousseau Civil War Raid 1865-71: Reconstruction unrest 1880: Croquet dominates Court Square activities 1888: New courthouse built by Otto Puls 1889: Controversial removal of county seat 1889: Town incorporates with Mayor – Alderman System 1890: Blount College opens in courthouse building 1895: Blount College structure burns down 1899: Court Square Park and Promenade established 1905: Bains Store built on Courthouse/Parkssite 1917: Large ceremony honors WW I draftee 1919: Armistice Day bonfire starts countywide parade 1947: Business block burns 1950: Saturday merchant-sponsored airplane ping-pong ball drop begins 1956: Harvest Festival begins 1966: Large dedication ceremony for Avenue of Flags 1966: First Town Hall built 2010: Court Square Sidewalk Park and Promenade re-established


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: None

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