Blountsville - Blountsville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 04.898 W 086° 35.468
16S E 537721 N 3771282
Quick Description: Blountsville Historical Marker, Blountsville, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 7:49:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCYXH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 7

Long Description:
Marker describing the history of Blountsville, AL. The marker is located in Blountsville Court Square. It was placed by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Marker Name: Blountsville

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
1820-1889 seat of Blount County, a county older than the state. Named for Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount who sent Andrew Jackson to aid Alabama settlers in the Creek Indian War, 1812-1814. Indian Chief Bear Meat lived here at crossing of old Indian trading paths. 1816 – Tennesseans began trading post here and called village Bear Meat Cabin. 1820 – name changed to Blountsville and made county seat. 1889 – County seat moved to Oneonta.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1956

Marker Number: None

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