Note: This site is maintained by Scott Smith of Nashville, TN. Please e-mail me any photos or other material that you have on Clinton. I would greatly appreciate it!
Clinton, Alabama is a very small town located about 30 miles southeast of Tuscaloosa, AL along I-20/I-59. My grandmother, Betty Eatman Cobb (now Betty Eatman Willingham) lived there when I was in elementary school in the 1970's. Just about every summer, I would drive with my mother from Memphis along old highway 78 through Mississippi to Tupelo where we would meet my grandmother in her 1964 Dodge Dart, eat at the Sears and Roebuck, and head on to weeks of adventure in her home town called Clinton. From age 8 until about 14, I looked forward to this trip more than anything in the summer.
According to my grandmother, whom we call "Cobb," Clinton was a fairly large and active community until a major fire destroyed much of the town in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Recently, there was an article in the Greene County Independent newspaper on the fire pinpointing the date of the fire in April 1904. The article was entitled Disasterous Fire at Clinton.
If anyone reads this who has photographs or newspaper articles or anything else about historic Clinton, AL, please e-mail them to me. I will be happy to scan them and store them in this historic database.
Clinton ResourcesPhotograph and Scanned Documents Catalog
Federal Census Records
Internet Sites with Various Clinton InformaitonGreat site on the Horton and King Families with a great database of Clinton Cemeteries.
The Library of Congress Photo database where I found information on the Clinton Masonic Temple
Greene County Maps from the University of Alabama
Trips to ClintonTrip to Eutaw/Union/Clinton on 04/29/2004 for Tex Sisk's funeral.
Trip to Clinton on 11/24/2003 to take photographs and to meet with Frances Baird.