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

Daniel Dozier

(August 15, 1805-November 4, 1878)

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
1. Daniel Dozier Marker
Inscription. Born in South Carolina and orphaned as a young child, Daniel Dozier arrived in Alabama around 1817. As an adult, he operated a large farm and grist mill and served as minister for several area churches. He was a moderator and leader in the Conecuh River Association for more than fifty years. He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Taylor in 1824. The couple had fifteen children. Daniel Dozier died in 1878 and is buried in Good Hope Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Covington County. The town of Dozier is named in his honor. Incorporated in 1907, Dozier was known as "The Flowing Well City," because of the many artesian wells located there, including one in the town center, which provided water for residents and livestock. Another artesian well filled the public swimming pool. In the early twentieth century, the vibrant town of Dozier included a train depot, hotel, post office, bank, several mercantile stores, a feed mill, cotton gin, lumber mill, textile mill, telephone exchange, doctor's office, and a school.
 
Erected 2017 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 29.901′ N, 86° 21.882′ W. Marker is in Dozier, Alabama, in Crenshaw County. Marker is on Dozier Highway (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles
Marker with the Dozier Cemetery in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
2. Marker with the Dozier Cemetery in background.
south of School Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on north end of the Dozier Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17301 Dozier Highway, Dozier AL 36028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sports (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oakey Streak/Oakey Streak Methodist Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Town of Sanford (approx. 13.8 miles away); Montezuma (approx. 14.3 miles away); The Horseshoe Lumber Company / River Falls Power Company (approx. 14.3 miles away); Covington County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 14.6 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 14.6 miles away); Covington County War Memorial (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on Dozier, Alabama. (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Dozier Cemetery entrance gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
3. Dozier Cemetery entrance gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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