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Dedicated to the Memory of those who paid the supreme price ... That they gave their lives for our country.
The Highway RouteThe Highway Route of the De Soto Trail is intended to follow the actual trail as closely as major highway permit.
These highways are US 278 from the Georgia line to Piedmont, Ala; Ala. 21 to Winterboro; Ala.; Ala. 76 to Childe…
The 224 -foot Saturn IB Rocket displayed here is one of three launched vehicles in the Saturn family of rockets developed in Huntsville. The Saturn IB rocket had more power than the earlier Saturn I- enough for orbital mission with the Apollo spac…
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in defense of their country by the veteran students of Athens College
Fort HendersonBuilt on this site in 1863 by federal forces occupying Athens. It was a five-sided earthen fort with some frame buildings and underground bomb-proofs. Abatis lined the fifteen-foot deep perimeter ditch, a small portion of which is st…
The earliest settlers to this area moved across the Chickasaw boundary before 1810 and established the Sims and New Garden settlements. The area came to be known as Elkmont, for the once abundant elk, the Elk River and the "mount" on whic…
Dedicated to the early settlers, men and women who served in the armed forces and kept our country free. August 12, 1989.
Lucy's BranchThis site is named for Lucy Bedingfield, daughter of a slave and a Cherokee Indian. She was born 1832, and her Indian name was Finch. She married Meredith Bedingfield, a slave and had 9 children. Lucy was an astute and avid storytelle…
Approximately 200 yards east of this site are the unmarked graves of Abner Alloway Strange, Sr., and other family members. (The markers were moved to Salem Methodist Cemetery in 1977.) A Sergeant in the Virginia Militia, Strange was at Yorktown un…
Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia, married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. Was a Captain in the WAR OF 1812 and became a political and per…