New historical marker unveiled in Monticello

first_img KIMBER SOLIDIFIES TROY’S ROLE: Company names Troy as the official headquarters, adds more jobs Kimber Manufacturing is transitioning its corporate headquarters from New York to its Troy facility. The firearms and ammunition manufacturer announced… read more New historical marker unveiled in Monticello Smith expressed appreciation to Meeksville Baptist Church for allowing the placement of the Monticello Historical Marker on church property. The placement is a visible and more secure location.Allen said Sunday, October 25, 2020, was an important day of preserving the history of Pike County.“It is important that we preserve our history, not erase our history and pull it down,” Allen said. “We need to remember what it means to be Pike County.” Smith said additional language from the original marker was added to give more history of Monticello. On Sunday afternoon, a gathering of Monticello area residents and those with keen interest in local history witnessed the posting of a historical marker designating Monticello as the site of Pike County’s first courthouse Diane Smith, president of the Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society, said a historic marker was placed at Monticello by a local civic organization in 1954. However, the marker went missing about 10 years ago.“Thoughts were that perhaps the marker had been removed by the highway department during road work but that was not the case,” Smith said.  “It was important that this site of historical significance be designated. “The original marker cost $250 which was a lot money back then, but today, the cost of a replacement marker was $2,450. Pike County State Rep. Wes Allen (R-Troy) was able to help us get an Alabama Bicentennial Grant to fund the marker. We are most appreciative to him for his efforts in applying for and receiving this grant and also to those who made donations.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Latest Stories Jaine Treadwell | The MessengerElected officials and members of the PIke County Historical and Genealogical Society gathered Sunday to dedicate the new historical marker in Monticello. State Rep. Wes Allen (R-Troy) helped secure a grant to replace the marker that went missing nearly a decade ago.. You Might Like Skip Published 9:32 pm Monday, October 26, 2020 By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson According to the historical marker, the Creek Indians ceded the land that is now Monticello in the Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814. Pike County was established from portions of Henry and Montgomery counties in December 17, 1821. The county was named in honor of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, an American explorer and brigadier general who led expeditions through the new Louisiana Purchase territory under the authority of President Thomas Jefferson. Pike’s Peak in Colorado is also named for him.Monticello was established as the county seat in 1827 and a log courthouse was constructed in 1828. In 1838, the courthouse was moved to a more central location in the county. A committee selected Deer Stand Hill, now known as Troy, as the county seat.Smith said the marker was erected Sunday in celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial, 2017-2019. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more