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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