Loachapoka in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Alexander Nunn / Lee County Historical Society
Dr. Alexander Nunn
Dr. Nunn was born in Loachapoka on September 17, 1904. Beginning in 1924 he contributed to and edited the Progressive Farmer Magazine for 43 years. He helped to start Southern Living Magazine, retiring in 1967 as executive editor and executive vice president. In 1968 he was a founding member of the Lee County Historical Society and was appointed Lee County's first official historian. He wrote two books and numerous articles about Loachapoka and the communities nearby. He believed in education for all people and contributed liberally to scholarships for black youth. He died January 6, 1985.
Lee County Historical Society
The Society was organized in 1968 to study the history and traditions of Lee County and to preserve the findings, to collect records, books and items relating to its history, to mark historic sites, and to promote and preserve buildings and objects of historical value in and around Lee County. The First Trustees were: Alexander Nunn, Chairman; T.J. Peddy; A.B. Williams, Jr.; Prince Webster; Jimmy H. Graves; J.G. Adams; James Noel Baker; Mrs. Carolyn Dixon;
Erected 2008 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Lee County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is January 6, 1985.
Location. 32° 36.267′ N, 85° 35.908′ W. Marker is in Loachapoka, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Stage Road (Alabama Route 14) 0.1 miles east of Waverly Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Stage Road, Loachapoka AL 36865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loachapoka Historic District (here, next to this marker); Boom and Change (here, next to this marker); First Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 5.7 miles away); J. F. Drake High School / Alma Mater (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 6.2 miles away); Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loachapoka.
Also see . . . Lee County Historical Society web site. (Submitted on May 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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