USGenWeb logo
USGenWeb: AlGenWeb : County Index : Marion County
County Coordinators:  J. W. Johnson and Allison Saxman
Webmaster:  Allison Saxman

Area Family Reunions
Cemetery Records
Census Records
Church Records
County History
1891 Voters' Registration
Joel Palmer Stories
Land & Deed Records
Marion Newspaper Articles
Marion Co. Books
Marion Co. AL Tracks
Marion Genealogical Soc.
Marion Co. Images
Military Records
Misc Records
Mortality Schedules
Musgrove Store Ledger
Our Families Online
Other Links
Other Resources
Special Collections
Unidentified Photos
Vital Records
Wills & Probate Recs

Nearby County Sites

Fayette Co. ALGenWeb
Franklin Co. ALGenWeb
Lamar County ALGenWeb
Walker Co. ALGenWeb
Winston Co. ALGenWeb
Itawamba Co. MSGenWeb
Monroe Co. 2 MSGenWeb

US GenWeb Archives button

The Alabama AlGenWeb Archives

Birmingham News Article November 1, 1941.-Hackleberg, Marion County, Alabama

This Date in Alabama History

by W.J. Boles

 Hackleburg, a small town in Marion County, on the Illinois Central Rail- road, 17 miles northeast of Hamilton, the county seat, and 76 miles north- west of Birmingham, got its name because the community was "overrun" with a weed called hackle, which was said to be fatal to sheep. Big Bear Creek, which flows northward to the Tennessee River, near the northwest corner of Alabama, runs within one mile of Hackleburg. Population in 1940 was 492, a drop from 628 in 1930. The name was given the town by a Tennessee sheep drover who lost several of his animals driven into a patch of the hackle weed, to his sorrow. According to reports of the incident the weed ruined the fleece and caused the death of many of the sheep, so the Tennessean, in his wrath, gave the name of the weed to the settlement and it has clung to it ever since. Hackleburg is at the intersection of the Russelville Pike and the old Allen's Factory and Iuka Stage Coach Road. Indians were numerous in this section when the first white settlers arrived and carvings made by them on stones and trees still existed until quite recently. The town was built near a large spring from which the domestic and commercial water supply is obtained, and distributed by the waterworks. Robert Cochrane, of Mecklenberg, N.C., is said to have been the first white settler in the community, the Kennedy, Self and Frederick families following soon afterward.

Birmingham News- November 1, 1941.

All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of those engaged in researching their family origins.  Any commercial use, or other electronic posting of any files/pages without the consent of the host/author of these pages is prohibited.  All images used on these pages were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions.  All persons contributing material for posting on these pages does so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and further, is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.

ALGenWeb is a part of the USGenWeb Project.
Send comments about the state project to: Richard White
Send comments about this page to:  Allison M. Saxman


USGENWEB and/or ALGENWEB makes no claims as to the validity of the information contained in this site and visitors are advised that each new piece of information should be researched and proved or disproved by weight of documented evidence. It is always best to consult the original material for verification.

The information posted to this site is the sole work and property of the submitter and/or the transcriber and has not been altered nor verified by the webmaster of this site. An effort has been made to give credit to all submitters and all documents that have been transcribed by the webmaster, other volunteers, or other individuals that submit information for posting to the site.

2002- 2009 by Allison M. Saxman & J.W. Johnson