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Near Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway

 
 
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By James L.Whitman, December 12, 2020
1. Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker
Inscription.  This stretch of road between Eufaula and the Bullock County line was reconstructed thro the initiative and assistance of Edward Trippe Comer, of Savannah, GA. Its perpetual upkeep is insured by a fund of $100,000.00 set up in trust by him in 1919. Before the days of railroads this was a link in the original Eufaula-Montgomery roadway. Its route lies by Spring Hill, the home site of John Fletcher Comer and John Drewry, his father and maternal grandfather.
E.T. Comer lived his life in Texas and Georgia where men loved and honored him but the place where his father lived and died and is buried was ever dearest to him and when the end came he was brought back over this roadway to his final resting place. Also to lie in the shadow of the little church built by his father.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 57.99′ N, 85° 12.85′ W. Marker is near Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Springhill Road north of U.S. 82, on the right when
Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, December 12, 2020
2. Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker
traveling north. Springhill Rd has also been designated the JS Comer Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Tree That Owns Itself (approx. 6.2 miles away); General Grierson’s March (approx. 6.2 miles away); Batesville Church - 1837 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Creek Indian Removal (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hart House (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
More about this marker. Springhill Rd has also been designated the JS Comer Memorial Highway.
 
Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, December 12, 2020
3. Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker
Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, December 12, 2020
4. Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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