Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years by Rhoda C. Ellison

By Rhoda C. Ellison

This version county historical past chronicles 100 years within the lifetime of a consultant Deep South county.  The background of Bibb County among 1818 and 1918 is in lots of methods consultant of the adventure of significant Alabama in the course of that interval. Bibb County stocks actual features with the components either to its north and to its south. In its northern part is a mineral district and in its southern valleys fertile farming kingdom; for this reason, its electorate have occasionally allied themselves with the hill counties and infrequently with their Black Belt neighbors. Both sections of the county constructed in keeping with the encompassing counties. Bibb's foundries have been verified throughout the related time and by way of an identical iron masters as Shelby County, and its coal mines within the similar decade as Jefferson County. Its farmers planted an analogous plants and confronted a similar difficulties as these in Perry, Autauga, and Tuscaloosa counties. Like Tuscaloosa, Bibb endeavored to advertise river transportation for either its commercial and its agricultural products. This conscientiously documented background relies on numerous unique assets, from own letters to executive documents. it really is generously illustrated with early maps and with previous photographs of Bibb landmarks, a lot of that have now vanished.  

Show description

Read Online or Download Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years PDF

Similar state & local books

A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West

In 1893, Fredrick Jackson Turner released his progressive essay, "The importance of the Frontier in American heritage. " A century later, some of the country's such a lot cutting edge students of Western historical past assembled at a convention at Utah kingdom collage less than the course of historian Clyde A. Milner II.

Revolution Downeast: War for American Independence in Maine

The background of the Revolution in Maine is the tale of a those that didn't actually need a revolution―at least firstly. because the heart of the 17th century, the strong Massachusetts Bay Colony had exercised an expanding hegemony over the settlements downeast―a hegemony legalized within the Massachusetts royal constitution of 1691.

Geschichte Georgiens (Handbook of Oriental Studies)

The ebook bargains a state of the art evaluation of the total historical past of Georgia from the beginnings until eventually the current time. It comprises an intensive record of resources, an old geography and describes the prehistoric cultures in addition to the political and cultural advancements of the rustic: the 1st settlements and nation formation within the moment and primary millennia B.

Additional info for Bibb County, Alabama: The First Hundred Years

Example text

In writing of the house his father hewed out of the wilderness five miles northeast of Centreville around 1880, Charles Collier Dailey described the type that many settlers built: "The first unit of the old home was one large room, about 18 × 20 feet, with a shed type of porch on the front.  . For ventilation, aside from the doors, there was a high window with shutters on each side of the fireplace.  . ' My older brother and my father cut the logs and hewed them smooth on two sides and hauled them out of the woods.

The community planted and harvested together, each family raising enough for its own members and storing the excess in common storehouses. David Crockett, who assisted General John Coffee in burning Black Warrior Town, recorded that "there was a large held of corn standing out and a pretty good supply in some cribs. "22 Corn was the Creeks' principal crop, though they also raised kidney beans, squash, pumpkin, melons, and cane. 23 They taught the white men their method of pounding corn into meal.

In these and later appointments, he was apparently approving recommendations sent or brought to him at St. Stephens, the territorial capital, by residents of the county. Sheriff Andrew Henshaw on June 2, 1818, sent him a list of proposals, some of which the governor acted upon. 1 The settlers first named to office included John Canterbury, chief justice; John Cates and James Smith, justices quorum; Andrew Henshaw, sheriff; Ezra Tate, clerk of the superior and county courts, later in the year assessor.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 25 votes