Historic Markers Across Alabama

Blountsville Court Square Timeline

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: in the square at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Lee Street, Blountsville, AL
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 34° 04.894    W 086° 35.473
  34.08156666    -86.59121666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCYXM



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 incorporates with Trustee System
1833: First courthouse built
1855: 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/Park site
1917: Large ceremony honors WW I draftees
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

Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and Town of Blountsville
October 2010

End of Blountsville Court Square Timeline