Historic Markers Across Alabama



Central Salt Works



Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of Rockville Rd (County Road 15) and Christian Vall Rd, Jackson, AL
County: Clarke
Coordinates: N 31° 26.467    W 087° 52.273
  31.44111666    -87.87121666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



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Central Salt Works


Here was located the large and important Central Salt Works. Official government reports indicate that salt was being mined at this works as early as 1816, but the Indians had obtained salt here for centuries prior to this. During the blockade of 1861-1865 thousands came here from all over the state to obtain salt for their families. Remains of rock furnaces and wooden pipes can still be seen. Overshadowing this site is Salt Mountain.

1985 Clarke County Historical Society.







End of Central Salt Works