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Pollard in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Francis B. Bonifay Law Office

 
 
Francis B. Bonifay Law Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
1. Francis B. Bonifay Law Office Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of Francis B. "Frank" Bonifay's law office. Bonifay was the first Probate Judge of Escambia County Alabama 1869 - 1870. Jesse Howard was elected in 1871 and served for a short time but resigned and Bonifay served from 1870 - 1874. Pollard was the first seat of government. Escambia County was created December 10, 1868 from the southern portion of Conecuh and the eastern portion of Baldwin Counties through Act 34 of the Alabama Legislature and signed into law by Gov. William Hugh Smith who served the State of Alabama from July 1868 until November 1870. The 1868 Acts appointed George P. Weaver, Joseph J. Jackson, and Thomas Jernigan to prepare for and hold an election to select county officials. The County Commissioners held their first meeting in Pollard on February 22, 1869, said body including Judge Bonifay, George P. Weaver, Samuel M.C. H. Parker, John Dixon, and E. H. J. Mobley. A Pensacola native, Bonifay worked for the Alabama & Florida and later the Louisville & Nashville Railroads. He moved back to Pensacola in the early 1880's where he was subsequently elected Probate Judge of Escambia County Florida.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is February 22, 1869.
 
Location. 31° 1.609′ N, 87° 10.358′ W. Marker is in Pollard, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of Manassas Street and Misella Street on Manassas Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flomaton AL 36441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lindsey-Fitzgerald House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pollard Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Pollard Station (about 500 feet away); Site of Pollard (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 5.2 miles away); Alabama's Own (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Old Church Bell (approx. 5.6 miles away); Flomaton, Alabama (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollard.
 
Former Francis B. Bonifay Law Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
2. Former Francis B. Bonifay Law Office
The view NNE on Manassas Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
3. The view NNE on Manassas Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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