Gravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill at Rockville, AL

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Jeremiah Austill is known as the Paul Revere of Clarke County. As a teenager, he volunteered to make a dangerous night ride to Mt. Vernon following the Creek War attack on Ft. Sinquefield. He was also a hero of the famed Canoe Fight on the Alabama River. His grave is located just off a gravel road near the community of Rockville, AL in south Clarke County (GPS coordinates 31.415496, -87.870222).

Source: Clarke County Historical Society

For details about the Canoe Fight, go to RuralSWAlabama.org/CanoeFightHistoricalMarker.

 

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