Linden Travel Guide

  • Marengo County Courthouse
    Marengo County Courthouse
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  • Linden Historic District
    Linden Historic District
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  • Marengo County Courthouse
    Marengo County Courthouse
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    Veterans Memorial

    by Basaic Written May 3, 2013

    There is a nice veterans memorial located on the courthouse grounds honoring those who have served in the nation's armed forces. I feel it is important to remember their contributions to the nation's freedom.

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    Linden Historic District

    by Basaic Written May 3, 2013

    Linden has a decent little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. None of them (except the old courthouse) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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    by Basaic Written May 3, 2013

    Linden is a small town of about 2000 (down 13% since 2000) located along US Highway 43 in Western Alabama. Linden is the county seat of Marengo County. To me, the story behind the town and county is more interesting than the actual place. Marengo County was established in 1818, before the state of Alabama was established. It was formed by former officials under Napoleon on lands ceded by the Choctaw Nation and named for Marengo, Italy where Napoleon won a victory over the Austrians in 1800. The town of Linden was surveyed in 1824 and was named after Hohenlinden, Bavaria; where the French won another victory over the Austrians. The earliest settlement here was called Screamersville because of the noisy animals in the area.

    The current Marengo County Courthouse is decent but I prefer the older one.

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