The information on this page consists of transcriptions of taped presentations recorded in 1986 on Early Pickens County History, for Randy Hamilton, then a Fourth Grade Student at Pickens Academy, Carrollton, Alabama and 1990 on War Between the States to the Pickens County Historical Society
Transcribed in 2002 by Dr. Scott Owens from copies of the original audio tapes Provided by Mrs. Brenda Bailey, Aliceville, Alabama
Original Tapes remain in possession of Randy Hamilton, Gordo, Alabama and the Pickens County Historical Society. Additional information and corrections concerning this page should be directed to your hosts, Betty Miller and Betty Phillips.
Early History of Pickens County
Mrs. Catherine Spell's discussion for Randy Hamilton, then a 4th grade student at Pickens Academy, Carrollton, recorded in 1986 Transcribed November-December 2002 by Scott W. Owens, DVM, Eight Mile, Alabama, from copies of the original tapes provided by Mrs. Brenda Bailey, Aliceville, Alabama.
Tape 1-2, Early Carrollton, Pickens County Settlements, and Wars.
"All right Randy, let's us talk a little bit about the early history of Pickens County. First we'll talk about Carrollton."
Wilson's Raid through Alabama
After the War
John L. Hunnicutt and Reconstruction
Sidney Bonner's Recollections of Pickens County
Brigadier General John Herbert Kelley
Willet Wilbourn's Reminisces
Early Schools in Pickens County
Remember the Good Old Days (poem)
Interesting Places in Pickens County
Tape 5-6; River towns and the Elixa Battle Disaster. River towns on the Tombigbee River in Pickens County
Early Life on the Tombigbee (poem)
Old Homes, the Elixa Battle tragedy and the Thompson Murders; Old Homes and Buildings in Pickens County
Early Alabama History
Lesser Villages of Pickens County
River Commerce on the Tombigbee River
The Elixa Battle Disaster, May 1, 1858
The Thompson Mass Murders
Sheriffs of Pickens County