Oakey Streak in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Oakey Streak/Oakey Streak Methodist Church
The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic Lodge which housed the Oakey Streak Normal School. Pioneer settlers were: W.D. Stallings, I.R. Smith, James Lane, Susannah Stallings Reid Lane, Prudence Blalock, David Simmons, George Tillman, Joe Jones, John Crittenden, Edward Nix, James Josey, Thomas Hester, William Graydon, Preston Brook, Jim Little & H.D. Little. First postmaster was George Wilson. Early medical practitioners were Dr. U.H. Cook, Dr. James Ealum and Dr. R.L. Jernigan.
The Methodist Episcopal Church South at Oakey Streak was organized before December 7, 1850 when A.M. Reid sold ten acres, more or less, to Richard W. Prewett, William Hammonds, Daniel B. Shine, James W. Shine & A.M. Reid, church trustees. S.T. & H.C. Smith witnessed the deed and the latter proved it September 19, 1868 before R.S. Hughes, J.P. The first church was built of logs & served for many years before being replaced by the present structure.
Erected 1978 by Bessie Stallings Jernigan, T.A. Brook, Grover Little, James Wood, & the Avant & Nix Families.
Location. 31° 33.142′ N, 86° 32.203′ W. Marker is in Oakey Streak, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oakey Street Road and Halso Mill Road (County Route 59), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville AL 36037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Horseshoe Lumber Company / River Falls Power Company (approx. 14.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.