Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Within the Hollow the “Spring”, one of Prattville’s signature artesian wells, provided water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing before the city had a central water system. The mail route ended at the home of Miss Molly Burt where all the neighbors picked up their mail. These gathering places made for a close-knit community.
A traditional African American neighborhood, the Hollow was home for domestic workers, farm laborers, landowners and sharecroppers. Descendants of these families became leaders in Prattville and beyond: educators, nurses, doctors, accountants, carpenters, armed forces and ministers.
Beloved as a place to grow up even in segregated times; black and white children could not go to school together but played together in the branch that runs the length of The Hollow.
Location. 32° 27.956′ N, 86° 27.643′ W. Marker is in Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is on East Sixth Street 0.4 miles east of North Northington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 497 East Sixth Street, Prattville AL 36067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sidney Lanier/Prattville Male and Female Academy Site (approx. half a mile away); Sidney Lanier (approx. half a mile away); The Prattville Dragoons (approx. half a mile away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pratt Gin Factory (approx. 0.7 miles away); Daniel Pratt/First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Alabama / Original Members (approx. ¾ mile away); Mulbry Grove Cottage (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
Also see . . . City of Prattville Plans Unveiling of Happy Hollow Historic Marker. (Submitted on December 18, 2013.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.