A County Older Than the StateCreated Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation. Named for the Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount, who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to punish the Creeks for Fort Mims massacre. Jackson fought and won the Creek War. Creek gave up half of their lands in Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 1814. Some of Jackson's men were first settlers of Blount. County seat moved here in 1889.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 548577 N 3756426|
|Decimal Degrees||33.94720000, -86.47430000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 56.832', W 86° 28.458'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 56' 49.92" N, 86° 28' 27.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 316 2nd Ave E, Oneonta AL 35121, US|
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