Rainsville in DeKalb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Edward Elijah McCurdy (1880-1954) moved to Rainsville in 1912 to operate a general store and became a landowner of vast acreage. His wife, Susie Lofton (1877-1975), bore seven children and taught school in DeKalb and Jackson Counties for over five decades. Elected as a Republican to the DeKalb County Commission in 1926, Edward McCurdy was instrumental in promoting growth atop Sand Mountain by working to route the intersection of Alabama highways 75 and 35 in Rainsville; Alabama Highway 75 in the town was subsequently named McCurdy Avenue.
Erected 2016 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Main St W, Rainsville AL 35986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trail of Tears (approx. 6.7 miles away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 8 miles away); Fort Payne Cabin Historic Site (approx. 8 miles away); Alabama (approx. 8.1 miles away); Whittler's Corner (approx. 8.1 miles away); Fort Payne Opera House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 8.1 miles away); Wills Town Mission (approx. 8.1 miles away).
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