Etowah County, Alabama

Etowah County, Alabama (HMQ71)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.93', W 86° 0.7'

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Created by state legislature on December 1, 1868 from territory taken from Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, Blount, St. Clair and Calhoun Counties, having originally been formed December 7, 1866 as Baine County in honor of Confederate hero David W. Baine. Etowah is Cherokee.

Area visited by DeSoto in 1541; Andrew Jackson in 1813; Hood's Army of the Tennessee, CSA, October 1864; center of early steamboat navigation; home of John Wisdom, the "Paul Revere of the South," 1863; and Emma Sansom, a young girl who, by pointed out a ford across Black Creek, assisted General Nathan B. Forrest, CSA, May 1863, in capturing Colonel A. B. Streight's Union Army.

Erected by Etowah Historical Society and Etowah County Board of Revenue June 26, 1968.
HM NumberHMQ71
Year Placed1968
Placed ByFoney Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 591255 N 3764314
Decimal Degrees34.01550000, -86.01166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.93', W 86° 0.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 55.80" N, 86° 0' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 S 8th St, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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