“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hayneville in Lowndes County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Town of Hayneville

Town of Hayneville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 11, 2013
1. Town of Hayneville Marker
Inscription. In the 1820s, Hayneville was known as "Big Swamp." In 1830, after being chosen as the county seat of Lowndes County, it was named Hayneville for Robert Y. Hayne, governor of South Carolina and a U.S. senator. The incorporation of Hayneville as a town began with the desire and vision of 25 qualified electors of the county and residents of the Hayneville community in July 1967. Two subsequent attempts were made for incorporation, the last resulting in favor of incorporation. Only one person filed for a statement of candidacy and was nominated for the office of Mayor and five places on the Town Council. Therefore, due to the completion of the requirements for incorporation, the court declared on July 15, 1968, by Probate Judge Harold Hammond, that Hayneville was completely incorporated.

The following people held their respective offices until the next regular election and until their successors were qualified and elected: Mayor: L. W. Crocker and Council members J. A. Jackson, W.M. Holladay, L. R. Haigler, J. A. Wise, and R. V. Harrell. In 2004, Helenor T. Bell was elected the first African female mayor of the town of Hayneville.
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the town of Hayneville.
Location. 32° 11.035′ 
Town of Hayneville Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2013
2. Town of Hayneville Marker Area
N, 86° 34.82′ W. Marker is in Hayneville, Alabama, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tuskeena Street (Alabama Route 21) and South Commerce Street (Alabama Route 97), on the left when traveling west on West Tuskeena Street. Touch for map. Located in the town square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Tuskeena Street, Hayneville AL 36040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hayneville (here, next to this marker); The Soldier Dead of Lowndes (within shouting distance of this marker); Elmore Bolling (approx. 5.8 miles away); Viola Liuzzo (approx. 6½ miles away); Lowndesboro (approx. 6.8 miles away); Campsite 3 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lowndesboro, Alabama/Lowndesboro Business District (approx. 6.9 miles away); Our Confederate Soldiers (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hayneville.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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