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The little white Elmore Church stands atop a hill three miles south of Gordo, AL, off County Road 21.

The late J.W. Mustin, once probate judge of Pickens County, was the original owner and stated in the deed that the two acres on which the Elmore…

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Jackson Riggs "Warhorse" Stephenson (January 5, 1898 – November 15, 1985) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed Old Hoss, Stephenson played for the Cleveland Indians from 1921 to 1925 and the rest of his career from 1926 to…

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Photographs of the historic marker at the cemetery as well as some grave markers. The Old Bethany Cemetery is located south of Aliceville in Pickens County in the area known as Vienna. It is next to the Old Bethany Primitive Baptist Church which is…

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This photo of Dr. Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins was taken at the induction of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame in 2016.  Wiggins, the University of Alabama, Department of History’s pioneering first female professor, earned her…

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The Astra Study Club was founded in 1950, sponsored by an existing club, the Talisman Study Club. A Talisman Study Club committee, consisting of Mrs. Floyd Vaughn, Mrs. W.E. Reynolds and Mrs. Joe Haralson guided the club in its early days.

The…

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The plaque for the historic Rosenwald School stands in front of the school building at 120 Jim Locke Road in Pickensville, Ala.

The plaque reads:

The school was erected in 1925 and sits on three acres donated by two community citizens, Nunnie…

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Old Center Church sits on New Watermelon Road in Tuscaloosa. Families that lived in the area help build the church in the late 1800s. Most of these families were members. The Christian, Robertson, Bedford and Dockery families were members and their…

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The Glenn School was a one-room schoolhouse in Glenn, a settlement in Samantha in Tuscaloosa County, AL. The school was probably named for the post office in 1899. (Mary E. Cain became the postmaster of the Glenn Post Office on June 29, 1897).

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The Lurleen Burns Wallace Chapel at Partlow State School and Hospital was dedicated on Sunday, September 27, 1970, at 10 a.m. Co-chairmen were Paul W. Bryant and Ralph Jordan.The program was led by the chairman of the building committee, Frank M.…

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The Bailey Tabernacle CME Church was founded in 1870 when the last 45 Black members of the Tuscaloosa First Methodist Church formed their own church. The original building was designed by Wallace A. Rayfield, a black architect. It was named for…
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