Tallapoosa County, Alabama Genealogy Trails

TOWN OF NEW SITE

  

A Close Community That Embraces Small Town Values

New Site, Alabama is located in the north-central part of Tallapoosa County in the east-central part of Alabama. It became an incorporated town the year of 1965 and has a total area of 9.8 square miles of all land.
 
New Site has only a few records prior to 1900. However,  we do know that the New Salem Baptist Church was erected around 1848 and the town dates its founding to 1849.  A Masonic Lodge,established in 1858 was  New Site's Town Hall and Community Center. The town had a gristmill, post office, ginning house, telephone service, and a variety of stores, by the turn of the twentieth century. A three-room school house replaced a one-room log facility; it in turn was replaced in 1929 when a new facility was constructed. In 1927 much of the town burned, but among the buildings that was spared the Masonic Lodge was among them.

Interesting Fact:   In 1957, an attempt to incorporate the town as Horseshoe Bend failed and the town was later incorporated as New Site in 1965.

Written by April Holdridge, and Photo taken by April Holdridge

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