Gaylesville

Gaylesville (HM25R3)

Location: Gaylesville, AL 35973 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 15.867', W 85° 33.667'

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Post Office est. in 1836. During the Civil War, the main body of U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman's Army camped around the town in October 1864. A private home served as his headquarters. Despite pleas from citizens, his troops burned the mill and bridge across the Chattooga River as they left for their infamous march to the sea. Gaylesville Academy (later Gaylesville School), the first high school in the county, was organized in 1871. Gaylesville was the first town incorporated in Cherokee County (1886). From 1895-1909, a spur of the Southern Railway ran through the town to ore mines to the north.
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HM NumberHM25R3
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Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 632469 N 3792414
Decimal Degrees34.26445000, -85.56111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.867', W 85° 33.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 52.02" N, 85° 33' 40.02" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2160 AL-35, Gaylesville AL 35973, US
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