3 Jan 2013
What city do you live in? What neighborhood?
What are some adjectives that describe your neighborhood?
How long have you lived there, and what brought you there?
42 years..This is where my parents lived when I was born
What is your favorite thing about this place? Your least favorite?
Friendly folks in a country setting
there is an ambulance staging area close by...the constant sirens would be my least favorite thing
Do you feel that you belong there?
What is the most common misconception about where you live?
people think if you are from the south, you're supposed to be dating your cousin or something..99% of the time.. this is not true
What is a special fact about your city that you have to live there to know?
If an automobile is parked close to the road faced outwards...this ride is for sale!!
What aspect of your city do you secretly love?
The many historic buildings and signs
Anything else you'd like to add?
Ashville is one of two county seats of St. Clair County. It was originally named St. Clairsville, after a hero of the American Revolution, General Arthur St. Clair.
The first settlers were from Tennessee and Georgia, veterans of Creek Indian War of 1813 and 1814. The town was named for John Ash, a senator in the state's first General Assembly. In 1817, he was the first white settler to arrive. The log home that John Ash and Thomas Newton (his father-in-law) built in the center of the city, still stands as the oldest house in the county.
Ashville was incorporated in 1822 and served as the county's only courthouse until 1907. The first courthouse, which was made with logs, was built in 1824. The present courthouse was constructed in 1844. Ashville Academy, established in 1831, served as a meeting house for different church denominations.