Blountsville Alabama Historical Events Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Blountsville, Alabama Historical Events and Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate

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The Heading Mill was begun by a company from Cleveland, Ohio. The mill made heads of pine for kegs. The Blountsville Cotton Warehouse was a business that also thrived here in association with the cotton gins.

The old courthouse/Blount College burns. Classes were moved to building that stood on hill (near the current Burns Memorial ) and renamed Ninth District Agricultural School.

Blount College was established in the former Blount County Courthouse. The foundation still exists under the present day Blountsville Pharmacy building.

The county seat was moved to Oneonta. Story has it that somemen from Oneonta slipped into Blountsville courthouse, at cover of night,stole the records and established the 'new' courthouse in Oneonta. To this dayit is a source of contention among many of the people of Blountsville.

Major General Lovell H. Rousseau raided Blountsville with a force of2,700 Union soldiers.

Forrest-Streight Raid. Civil War skirmish in town, wagons burned nearcurrent cemetery.

Masonic Lodge chartered.

Barcliff Hotel was built. Served as a stagecoach stop, physicians office and is still in use now as an apartment (as of 2001).

A courthouse and jail made of brick was constructed.

Blountsville was incorporated on December 13th.

Ebenezer Hearn founded the United Methodist Church here.Services are still held here in the church house built in 1886. 1821..The Alabama legislature passed an act establishing an academy inBlountsville. James Hendrik and Samuel Foust were named as trustees.A post office was established.

Blountsville, whose former Native American name was Bear Meat Cabin, was established by Caleb Fryley and John Jones.

Beeson Family History
Vestal Beeson and his family moved to the site of Blountsville, Blount Co., Alabama about 1815, where he became a wealthy farmer and a large slave owner. He gave the lot for the courthouse square in Blountsville when it was made the County Seat in 1820.

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