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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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