Gainestown Historical

Gainestown Historical (HM1X19)

Location: Gainestown, AL 36540 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 26.741', W 87° 41.608'

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Founded in 1809 by George Strother Gaines as Choctaw-Creek Indian Trading Post on Alabama River, now Gainestown Landing. Here lived Alabama Indians for whom State & River named. At Battle of Maubila De Soto's hogs escaped, from whence came first hogs throughout U.S. In heyday of steamboats Gainestown was largest river port between Mobile & Selma and the center of cattle, cotton & truck farming in South Alabama. Gainestown furnished secession delegate for Clarke County & Master Mechanic for construction of Confederate submarine Hunley. Every male from 16 to 60 served the Confederacy. Here were born some of most prominent people of Alabama, including father & wife of Gov. Gayle.
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HM NumberHM1X19
Placed ByClarke County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 434106 N 3479204
Decimal Degrees31.44568333, -87.69346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 26.741', W 87° 41.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 26' 44.46" N, 87° 41' 36.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16503 Co Rd 29, Gainestown AL 36540, US
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