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Bascom in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers

 
 
Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, July 9, 2022
1. Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers Marker
Inscription.  Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers was born on October 23, 1867 in Bascom, Florida, the son of Edd and Basha Hunter Bowers. He and his wife, Annetta Davis Bowers, had five sons and four daughters. Nolyar owned a farm and small grocery store in the Liberty Hill Community. He organized the first Bowers Family Reunion on the second Saturday in July 1914 as a meal with his family and later invited his eight brothers and sisters. The tradition has continued each year. The reunion has been held throughout the U.S., primarily in Florida. It has expanded to a three day weekend of cultural activities. The Bowers Family descendants have been business owners, educators and productive citizens in various professions due to the strong bond of family unity, lineage and heritage as an African American Family.

Dedicated in Bascom, Florida - July 12, 2014
 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 56.785′ N, 85° 7.086′ W.
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Marker is in Bascom, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is on Basswood Road, 0.3 miles north of Gooseberry Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5256 Basswood Rd, Bascom FL 32423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bascom School (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Hayes Long Mansion (approx. 5.6 miles away); Erwin House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Greenwood Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Great Oaks (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lovedale Baptist Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ekanachatte or "Red Ground" (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dellwood Methodist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bascom.
 
Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, July 9, 2022
2. Wallace Zachariah Nolyar Bowers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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