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Madison County

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The Early days in Madison County, Alabama, which includes the City of Huntsville, are explored in this 11"x 8 1/2"spiral-bound booklet, compiled from three early writings. The booklet is printed on 60# paper. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and protected with a vinyl sheet. Alabama Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men 1540 to 1872 by Willis Brewer, was first printed in 1872. The excerpt in the booklet concerns the Madison County portion of Brewer's book. It gives statistical data of the county, a brief history of Huntsville, and names of legislators. It also includes biographies of prominent citizens, including: Gabriel Moore, William I. Adair, William Kelly, Henry Chambers, James G. Birney, John M. Taylor, Byrd Brandon, David Moore, John Williams Walker, Leroy Pope Walker, Richard Wilde Walker, Clement Comer Clay, Clement Claiborne Clay, James White McClung, William Smith, Silas Parsons, Thomas Fearn, Reuben Chapman, Jeremiah Clemens, William Acklen, William Fleming, George W. Lane, Septimus D. Cabaniss, Nicholas Davis, Robert Coman Brickell, Egbert J. Jones, Edward Dorr Tracy, David P. Lewis, Jarez Leftwich, Smith D. Hale, John Hunt Morgan, Henry C. Lay, Julia Pleasants Cresswell, James Phelan, Peter M. Dox, William Manning Lowe. The second excerpt is from A History of Madison County and Incidentally of North Alabama 1732 - 1840 by Judge Thomas Jones Taylor. Some of the subjects include: Settlers throughout the period; Land Sales; Huntsville; Madison County in the War of 1812; Tennessee Valley; County and State Officers to 1823; Roads and Transportation; Election Districts and Muster Grounds; Clearing the Lands; Merchants; Removal of Indians; New Madison; Gurleysville, Collier's, Poplar Ridge, and Vienna; Public Men; and The Texas Revolution. The third exerpt is the Huntsville section of Alabama, a Guide to the Deep South, a 1941 WPA project. It includes a brief history of the city, the U.S. Military Facilities located there, a small map of the city, and a number of points of interest, including Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, the First National Bank Building, Church of the Nativity, the Steele-Fowle House and many others.

Madison County, AL
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Cover of Madison County History

Sources: History of Madison County Alabama; Alabama Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men 1540 to 1872
Authors: Willis Brewer / Judge Thomas Jones Taylor
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Original Publisher: Jackson County Historical Society
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