Historic Markers Across Alabama

Upper Salt Works

Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of Alabama Route 69 and Bolen Town Rd, Jackson, AL
County: Clarke
Coordinates: N 31° 35.141    W 087° 57.753
  31.58568333    -87.96255
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


Upper Salt Works

The area from Stave Creek to Jackson Creek was one of sites for the making of salt during the years 1862-64.

Furnaces of native stone were built and salt water from dug wells evaporated by boiling in large kettles.

Amount of salt six hundred bushels per day. Price ten to forty dollars a bushel. Workers were exempt from military service. Works in operation: Nordlinger's, Booth's, Clarke, State and private.

Located here town of four thousand, a saw mill and brick factory.

1979 Clarke County Historical Society.

End of Upper Salt Works