Blountsville Court Square Timeline

Blountsville Court Square Timeline (HMX6D)

Location: Blountsville, AL 35031 Blount County
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N 34° 4.894', W 86° 35.473'

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1813: Colonel John Coffee and 800 Tennessee Volunteers see Bear Meat Cabin Cherokee Settlement near Blountsville
1816: Town settles around square
1820: Newly named Blountsville becomes county seat
1827: Town incorporated with Trustee System
1833: First courthouse built
1853: Town incorporated with new system; immediately un-incorporated
1863: Forrest-Streight Civil War Raid
1864: Rousseau Civil War Raid
1865-71: Reconstruction unrest
1880: Croquet dominates Court Square activities
1888: New courthouse built by Otto Puls
1889: Controversial removal of county seat
1889: Town incorporates with Mayor - Alderman System
1890: Blount College opens in courthouse building
1895: Blount College structure burns down
1899: Court Square Park and Promenade established
1905: Bains Store built on Courthouse/Parkssite
1917: Large ceremony honors WW I draftee
1919: Armistice Day bonfire starts countywide parade
1947: Business block burns
1950: Saturday merchant-sponsored airplane ping-pong ball drop begins
1956: Harvest Festival begins
1966: Large dedication ceremony for Avenue of Flags
1966: First Town Hall built
2010: Court Square Sidewalk Park and Promenade re-established
HM NumberHMX6D
Marker NumberNone
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and Town of Blountsville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 537714 N 3771275
Decimal Degrees34.08156667, -86.59121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 4.894', W 86° 35.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 4' 53.64" N, 86° 35' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)205, 256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10005-10047 Co Rd 26, Blountsville AL 35031, US
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