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Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church - Clio, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 44.309 W 085° 36.201
16R E 632300 N 3512297
Quick Description: In the early 1820's the area around Clio, AL had so many residents of Scottish descent that the area was named "Little Scotland."
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2015 5:09:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMPRJB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church historical marker is a metal Historic Chattahoochee Commission marker. It is located on AL Highway 51 at the Pea River Presbyterian Church. The marker was placed by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Pea River Presbyterian Church.
Marker Name: Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Barbour County’s “Little Scotland” In the 1820’s before the Creek Indian Cession, Scot immigrants from Richmond County, North Carolina, settled this area of west Barbour County. Few other regions outside the motherland of Scotland have had a larger proportion of people bearing the names of the great Highland clans. Between 1823-1960 within a five mile radius of Pea River Church, Highlanders with the names of Baxter, Currie, McCall, McDonald, McEachern, McInnis, McKay, McKinnon, McLean, McLendon, McLeod, McNeal and McRae lived. The families, serving the Lord, earned for the area the name “Little Scotland.” Pea River Presbyterian Church In 1823, immigrants from Richmond County, North Carolina, established the Pea River Presbyterian Church. Pea River was organized with fifteen members, eleven unnamed women and four men. The men were Gilbert McEachern, Daniel Currie, Alex McRae and Farquhuar McRae. Daniel Curie was chosen First Clerk of Session. Gilbert McEachern and Farquhuar McRae were chosen Ruling Elders. Pea River is the mother church to Clio. Louisville and Union (Dale County) Presbyterian Churches.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1993

Marker Number: None

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