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Lowndesboro in Lowndes County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Elmore Bolling

May 10, 1908 - December 4, 1947

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, December 27, 2013
1. Elmore Bolling Marker
Inscription. Lowndesboro, AL—Enraged whites, jealous over the business success of a Negro are believed to be the lynchers of Elmore Bolling. Bolling, 39, was found riddled with shot gun and pistol shots 150 yards from his general merchandise store. It is believed that more than one person figured in the murder but Producers Commission Company Union Stock Yards white employee, resident of Braggs is the only person held. He was released on $2500 bond. Bolling's small trucking business frequently hauled cattle to the Montgomery stock yards. The man, working at the stock yards passed daily in front of the Negro's business. He inferred that Bolling "insulted" his wife in a telephone conversation. Bolling, married, father of seven children had an excellent reputation in this community. Those who "know" say Bolling has long been a "marked man" since he was rated by whites here as "too successful to be a Negro."

--from the Chicago Defender & the Montgomery Advertiser
 
Erected 2007 by The Bolling Family.
 
Location. 32° 16.071′ N, 86° 35.406′ W. Marker is in Lowndesboro, Alabama, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 at milepost 114 and Steel Haven Road, on the right when traveling
Elmore Bolling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 27, 2013
2. Elmore Bolling Marker
east on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 879 Highway 80 East, Lowndesboro AL 36752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lowndesboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lowndesboro, Alabama/Lowndesboro Business District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Our Confederate Soldiers (approx. 1.5 miles away); Viola Liuzzo (approx. 3.2 miles away); Campsite 3 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hayneville (approx. 5.8 miles away); Town of Hayneville (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Soldier Dead of Lowndes (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowndesboro.
 
Also see . . .  The Elmore Bolling Foundation. (Submitted on December 30, 2013.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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