Near Beatrice in Monroe County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
During the Civil War, John James "Jack" Finklea, James Finklea son, kept store for Capt. Malcome Patterson, who was killed in service. After the war, with $140.00 his father had left him, Jack rented the Patterson store, married, and eventually became Postmaster. The post office was operated between 1846 and 1976. Jack Finklea became a driving force behind a well-established town. Today Finklea descendants are active
In 1977 Buena Vista was placed on the Alabama Historical Register
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 31° 47.58′ N, 87° 15.606′ W. Marker is near Beatrice, Alabama, in Monroe County. Marker is on County Road 56 west of Marshall Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1938 Co Rd 56, Beatrice AL 36425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 13 miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 13.8 miles away); Town of Oak Hill (approx. 13.8 miles away); Camden Academy Historic District (approx. 13.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Camden (approx. 14 miles away); Camden Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (approx. 14.1 miles away); Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Marker is located about 3.4 mi west of the Rikard's Mill Historical Park. (Submitted on August 10, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. 4. submitted on August 12, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.