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Blount County Historic Marker


Location of sign - 220 2nd Avenue East Oneonta, Alabama


Photo taken January 2006


Blount County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


A County Older Than The State


Blount County

created February 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation.  Named for Tennessee

Governor W.G. Blount who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to punish Creeks for Ft. Mims massacre.  Jackson fought and won

Creek War.  Creeks gave up half their lands by Treaty of Ft. Jackson 1814.  Some of Jackson's men were first settlers.  County

seat moved here in 1889.


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