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Sylacauga in Talladega County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hightower Brothers Livery Stable

 
 
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By David J Gaines, July 21, 2012
1. Hightower Brothers Livery Stable Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1896 by brothers John Judge and Milton Graham Hightower, this small-town livery stable served the community and surrounding countryside until its closing in 1955. Originally located nearby, the business moved to this “New Town” site in 1905. A brick building was erected in 1914 after the original wood-frame structure was destroyed by fire.

The Hightower Brothers furnished area farmers with agricultural resources, local businesses with vehicles, and the people of Sylacauga with recreational transportation. In addition to providing mules, horses, wagons, buggies, and farm implements locally, the stable was a major supplier of mules to Camp McClellan in Anniston during World War I.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, the building was donated by the John Milton Hightower family to Blue Bell Creameries in 2000.
 
Erected 2002 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location.
Hightower Brothers Livery Stable Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, July 21, 2012
2. Hightower Brothers Livery Stable Marker
33° 10.334′ N, 86° 15.142′ W. Marker is in Sylacauga, Alabama, in Talladega County. Marker is at the intersection of North Norton Avenue and West 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Norton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylacauga AL 35150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sylacauga Historic Commercial District (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); The B.B. Comer Memorial Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sylacauga Marble (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sylacauga Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sylacauga Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marble City Cemetery Sylacauga (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sylacauga (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylacauga.
 
Hightower Brothers Livery Stable image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, July 21, 2012
3. Hightower Brothers Livery Stable
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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