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

Boom and Change

 
 
Boom and Change Marker image. Click for full size.
By L Stanford, November 10, 2006
1. Boom and Change Marker
Inscription. Coming of the railroad from Montgomery in 1845 started a new era, with Loachapoka's name revived. It became the trade center for Waverly, Roxana, Rome, Camp Hill, Dudleyville, and Dadeville.

Rousseau's Raiders hit Loachapoka at sun down, Sunday, July 17, 1864, and stayed one day.

Census of 1870 indicated a population of 1,254, but reconstruction, migration, 1873 panic and railroad extension from Opelika to Dadeville in the early 1870's destroyed the town's pre-eminence, Loachapoka was placed on the National Register of historic places May 11, 1973.
 
Erected 1978 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 36.266′ N, 85° 35.903′ W. Marker is in Loachapoka, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is on Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loachapoka AL 36865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Alexandar Nunn / Lee County Historical Society (here, next to this marker); Loachapoka Historic District (a few steps from this marker); First Rosenwald School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx.
Ruth Purdy Speake Cabin (circa 1840s) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
2. Ruth Purdy Speake Cabin (circa 1840s)
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.
 
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Old Cookhouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
3. Old Cookhouse
Blacksmith Shop and meeting pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
4. Blacksmith Shop and meeting pavilion
Old Trade Center (circa 1845) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
5. Old Trade Center (circa 1845)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by L Stanford of Auburn, United States. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2010, by L Stanford of Auburn, United States.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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