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

South Railroad Avenue

 
 
South Railroad Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
1. South Railroad Avenue Marker
Inscription. The earliest buildings in the South Rail Road Avenue block between 9th and 10th Street were constructed by William O. Harwell around 1900 and were occupied by his agricultural supply store. His daughter, Alice Inez Harwell married Lum Duke who served as Circuit Court Judge from 1910-1923 and Probate Judge of Lee County from late 1932 till January 1935. He had three children, his daughter Inez Duke Searcy born August 30, 1900 was the first female law school graduate of the University of Alabama and practiced law in Opelika. His son William S. Duke, born January 12, 1909, graduated from Auburn University in 1929 and had a distinguished law practice spanning 69 years in Opelika and Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Erected by the City of Opelika, Alabama.
 
Location. 32° 38.838′ N, 85° 22.826′ W. Marker is in Opelika, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of South 9th Street and South Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South 9th Street, Opelika AL 36801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Avenue Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosseau's Raid to East Alabama
View of marker and railroad tracks and crossing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
2. View of marker and railroad tracks and crossing.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee County Courthouse / Lee County Probate Judges (about 700 feet away); Emmanuel Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Killgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelika.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
The view west on South Railroad Avenue along historic district. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2015
3. The view west on South Railroad Avenue along historic district.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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