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Opelika in Lee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

South Railroad Avenue

 
 
South Railroad Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
1. South Railroad Avenue Marker
Inscription.  The earliest buildings in the South Rail Road Avenue block between 9th and 10th Street were constructed by William O. Harwell around 1900 and were occupied by his agricultural supply store. His daughter, Alice Inez Harwell married Lum Duke who served as Circuit Court Judge from 1910-1923 and Probate Judge of Lee County from late 1932 till January 1935. He had three children, his daughter Inez Duke Searcy born August 30, 1900 was the first female law school graduate of the University of Alabama and practiced law in Opelika. His son William S. Duke, born January 12, 1909, graduated from Auburn University in 1929 and had a distinguished law practice spanning 69 years in Opelika and Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Erected by the City of Opelika, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1935.
 
Location. 32° 38.838′ N, 85° 22.826′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of South 9th Street and South Railroad Avenue
View of marker and railroad tracks and crossing. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
2. View of marker and railroad tracks and crossing.
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, on the right when traveling south on South 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South 9th Street, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Avenue Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Opelika A Railroad Town/Opelika An Industrial City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee County World War II Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); Pepperell Manufacturing Company (about 400 feet away); Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama (about 500 feet away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Lee County (about 600 feet away); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (about 700 feet away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
The view west on South Railroad Avenue along historic district. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
3. The view west on South Railroad Avenue along historic district.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jul. 1, 2022