As part of the celebrations and attendant events, Hayden has erected a replica of the Easley covered bridge. The replica is located at the Vera Vaughn park and will be dedicated April 1, 2018. There will be refreshments and other activities, including the burial of two time capsules. Mark the date on the calendar and come enjoy the festivities.
We are justly proud of our heritage and the part our ancestors had in the forming of the State of Alabama. Historically, the area was hunting territory for the Creek and Cherokee Nations. Following the Creek Indian War, some of Andrew Jackson's army returned to settle here. They were joined by South Carolinians shortly afterwards. Today, it is known as the covered bridge capital; at one time there were numerous such bridges in the county. Sadly, time and mischief have reduced the number to three bridges today.
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The third grade class of Blountsville Elementary School visited en masse March 21st the Blount County Memorial Museum. Besides everyone showing a great deal of interest in our displays, the entire class condected itself with remarkable aplomb, showing very good manners and representing their school very well indeed.
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Blount County Roots?
If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $10.00/year. The BCHS meets quarterly and provides supporting services to Operation Grateful Heart and the Blount County Memorial Museum. Just download an application form complete it and mail it with payment.
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