Bibb County

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 128 pages
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Few people or places have contributed more to the development of the state of Alabama than those found in Bibb County. Originally created as Cahawba County in 1818, Bibb County made use of its land, river, and resources to produce the iron, coal, and timber that fueled the growth of Alabama and our nation. The area provided the arsenals for the Confederacy and contributed to the simple task of heating homes. Industrial growth throughout the state has the county to thank. Bibb County boasts the largest timber operations east of the Rocky Mountains, and this timber is shipped all over the world. Today Bibb County is home to some of the South's most treasured places. The county boasts Tannehill and Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Parks, Talledega National Forest, Oakmulgee Wildlife Management Area, and the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Early Families and Homes
9
Churches and Congregations
29
Schools and Activities
39
Businesses and Occupations
55
County Seat and Court Square
73
Transportation and Bridges
81
Public Service and Military Service
93
Outdoor Bibb and Disasters
101
ModernDay Bibb
115
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The Centreville Historic Preservation Commission has selected the best images from its extensive collection of photographs and called on the most knowledgeable of our citizens to narrate this visual history of a county located in the middle of the state. The authors hope the readers enjoy this glimpse back into the area's history and are able see what makes Bibb County what it is today.

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