This marker is currently in storage. It should be re-erected in 2010 near the new Daleville City Hall, located near the intersection of US Hwy 84 and Daleville Avenue.
Originally called Dale Court House. County Seat of Dale County 1831-41. William Harper, Probate Judge. Dale County originally included: present Coffee County until 1841, present Geneva County until 1868, part of Houston County until 1903. Dale County named for General Sam Dale, foremost pioneer guide, scout, messenger, leader of settlers through Creek and Choctaw Nations of Southeast and Gulf Coast. General Dale, cautious and cool in emergencies, was the right arm of frontiersmen and settlers. He led Tombigbee troops in Creek War, 1813-14, was messenger of British invasion and defeat, 1814-15, led Alabama Territorial Militia in Seminole War, 1818, served in Alabama Legislature from Monroe County, 1819-30.
[Before 1965: Currently in storage (2009)]
Providence Baptist Church
Organized May 26, 1849
First Pastor: Ruben E. Brown. First Deacons: William P . Bryan, Jesse Pouncey, Jonas P. Bell. Charter Members: William Green, David Kelly, Kader Powell, Elizabeth Kelly, Ardilla Green, Winny Lacy, Bill Fowler, Nancy Fowler.
Bellwood, Cool Springs, County Line, Daleville, Shady Grove, Midway, New Hope, Shiloh, and Mount Moriah were formed by members of the Providence Church. "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord." Psalms 122:1
[1993: Providence Lane, Daleville 31.23505 N 85.73029 W ]