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Near Fort Deposit in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oak Bowery

 
 
Oak Bowery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 19, 2013
1. Oak Bowery Marker
Inscription. In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church May 1907, with cemeteries excepted. This church relocated to Fort Deposit in early 1920's and building was then used by a black congregation. Vacant for many years, structure was destroyed by strong winds in 1981. Cemeteries are still tended by Sheppard descendants and a reunion is held the first Saturday of June each year. Marker erected on church site by Oak Bowery Memorial Cemetery Association, June 4, 1983.
 
Erected 1983 by Oak Bowery Memorial Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 31° 55.246′ N, 86° 29.694′ W. Marker is near Fort Deposit, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker is on Nickquenum Road 2 miles south of Kirkville Road (County Road 75), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Nickquenum Road, Honoraville AL 36042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Operation Desert Storm (approx. 9.6 miles away); Butler County Vietnam War Memorial
Oak Bowery Cemetery in Distance image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 19, 2013
2. Oak Bowery Cemetery in Distance
(approx. 9.6 miles away); Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); Butler County (approx. 9.6 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Camellia City/Greenville (approx. 9.8 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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