Pine Apple in Wilcox County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Pine Apple Historic District
Pine Apple, Alabama
Founded in 1825, the town of Pine Apple became a regional commercial center due to its strategic location as the end of the Selma to Pensacola Railroad line from 1871 to the 1890s. The progressive spirit of Pine Apple during the centennial period 1850 to 1950 is reflected in its historic commercial, residential, civic, educational, and religious architecture, namely the Bank of Pine Apple building, Pine Apple Water Tower and Waterworks building, Moore Academy, Matheson Community Library, Pine Apple Methodist Church and Friendship Baptist Church. Residential architecture ranges from 19th century cottages and early 20th century bungalows to more academic application of the Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles.
In contrast to the surrounding relics of a sleepy antebellum plantation south, the historic buildings of Pine Apple spark images of a bustling Deep South mercantile and educational center at the turn of the 20th century.
In all, the Pine Apple Historic District, entered into the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1999, includes 73 properties from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.
Erected 2005 by Alabama Historical Commission and by Pine Apple Promotions.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1999.
Location. 31° 51.628′ N, 86° 59.218′ W. Marker is in Pine Apple, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 10 and Ruthuen Cutoff Road, on the left when traveling west on State Road 10. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Apple AL 36768, 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. Moore Academy (approx. half a mile away); Downtown Pine Apple (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Pine Apple Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Butler Massacre / Fort Bibb (approx. 6.3 miles away); Town of Oak Hill (approx. 7 miles away); Indian Springs Baptist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Furman National Historic District (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Apple.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.