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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMIGP_a-county-older-than-the-state-morgan-county_Decatur-AL.html
Alabama Territorial Legislature created this county in 1818 from lands ceded by Cherokee Indians in 1816. County first named Cotaco, for large creek in county. Named Morgan County in 1821 for Maj. Gen. Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, winner …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMIGO_first-permanent-court-house-morgan-county_Somerville-AL.html
Built circa 1837 with special taxes levied for that purpose by Alabama Legislature, 1836. Replaced first court house, built circa 1825. Somerville was incorporated, 1819, county seat 1819-1891. Cotaco County created February 8, 1818, rena…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMICX_laceys-spring_Laceys-Spring-AL.html
Abundant water and fertile land in this area south of the Tennessee River attracted pioneer settlement in the early 1800s. The community established here by three Virginia-born brothers, Hopkins, John, and Theophilus Lacy, took on their name and b…
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