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Near Dozier in Crenshaw County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sports

 
 
Sports Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, May 21, 2011
1. Sports Marker
Inscription.  The area known as Sports was settled by Jonathan Sport and his son, William, who migrated from South Carolina in 1842. Jonathan and William owned 600 acres of land in the area at one time, farming and operating a grist mill. William’s sons John Solomon, William Garmon, Thomas Benjamin, Malachai, Daniel Webster, and Joseph Nathaniel have descendents living in the 2009.

Originally called “Piney Woods,” Sports first appeared on an official railroad map in 1900.
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 31° 31.922′ N, 86° 19.496′ W. Marker is near Dozier, Alabama, in Crenshaw County. Marker is on Dozier Highway (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles north of Sports Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brantley AL 36009, 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.
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Daniel Dozier (approx. 3.3 miles away); New Providence Primitive Baptist Church Site (approx. 12.8 miles away); Douglass House (approx. 12.9 miles away); Luverne Historic District (approx. 13 miles away); The Bricken Building (approx. 13.2 miles away); Crenshaw County Courthouse (approx. 13.3 miles away); Site of Curtis School (approx. 13.7 miles away); Rutledge (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Sports Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, May 21, 2011
2. Sports Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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