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Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation

 
 
Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
1. Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation Marker
Inscription. The Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation was energized at this site on September 12, 1939, sending electric power flowing into 75 homes and businesses in rural areas of Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe and Baldwin Counties for the first time. The Cooperative was organized under an Executive Order signed by President F. D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1935. The organizing directors were Ben L. Martin, Jack McGowin, H. W. Pruett, A. M. Coley, C. B. Moore, E. M. Amos and Alvin Mixon. Corporation attorney was Thomas McMillan. Manager was Joe Larkins. The Cooperative's name was changed to Southern Pine Electric Cooperative on September 25, 1940.
 
Erected 1986 by the Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation.
 
Location. 31° 4.869′ N, 87° 6.742′ W. Marker is in Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is on South Boulevard (U.S. 31) 0.1 miles south of Industrial Park Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2988 South Boulevard, Brewton AL 36426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Burnt Corn Park Cistern
Nearby Brewton office of the Cooperative. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
2. Nearby Brewton office of the Cooperative.
Located at 2134 South Boulevard.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Ritz Theater (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bank of Brewton (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hart Station (approx. 3 miles away); Escambia County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); The Leigh Place (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brewton.
 
Also see . . .  Short history of cooperative. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Area view looking north on U.S. Highway 29/31. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
3. Area view looking north on U.S. Highway 29/31.
The view south on US Highway 29 & 31. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
4. The view south on US Highway 29 & 31.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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