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Historical Markers in Crenshaw County, Alabama

 
Clickable Map of Crenshaw County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Crenshaw County, AL (10) Butler County, AL (24) Coffee County, AL (19) Covington County, AL (17) Lowndes County, AL (27) Montgomery County, AL (363) Pike County, AL (39)  CrenshawCounty(10) Crenshaw County (10)  ButlerCounty(24) Butler County (24)  CoffeeCounty(19) Coffee County (19)  CovingtonCounty(17) Covington County (17)  LowndesCounty(27) Lowndes County (27)  MontgomeryCounty(363) Montgomery County (363)  PikeCounty(39) Pike County (39)
Luverne is the county seat for Crenshaw County
Adjacent to Crenshaw County, Alabama
      Butler County (24)  
      Coffee County (19)  
      Covington County (17)  
      Lowndes County (27)  
      Montgomery County (363)  
      Pike County (39)  
 
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1Alabama, Crenshaw County, Dozier — Daniel Dozier(August 15, 1805-November 4, 1878)
Born in South Carolina and orphaned as a young child, Daniel Dozier arrived in Alabama around 1817. As an adult, he operated a large farm and grist mill and served as minister for several area churches. He was a moderator and leader in the . . . Map (db m115007) HM
2Alabama, Crenshaw County, Dozier — Sports
The area known as Sports was settled by Jonathan Sport and his son, William, who migrated from South Carolina in 1842. Jonathan and William owned 600 acres of land in the area at one time, farming and operating a grist mill. William’s sons John . . . Map (db m42825) HM
3Alabama, Crenshaw County, Glenwood — New Providence Primitive Baptist Church Site
Constituted in 1833 about 1 mile northwest of this location with 10 charter members. The Church was admitted to the Conecuh River Baptist Association in November 1833. In 1863, the Church moved to this location on land bought from Benjamin Dorman . . . Map (db m72055) HM
4Alabama, Crenshaw County, Highland Home — Site of Highland Home College
A pioneer institution organized in 1889 by Justus M. Barnes, Samuel Jordan and Milton L. Kirkpatrick. This was an extension of Strata Academy, founded in 1856 by Barnes six miles north in Strata. In 1881 Strata Academy was moved to Highland Home and . . . Map (db m72058) HM
5Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — Crenshaw County Courthouse
Crenshaw County was established from five existing counties in 1866. The first courthouse and county seat were originally in Rutledge. The county seat moved to its present location after the 1893 election. The first courthouse at this location . . . Map (db m183474) HM
6Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — Douglass HouseCrenshaw County
In 1904, Alabama industrialist Frazier Michel Douglass, Sr. hired a carpenter from Alexander City, Alabama to build the Douglass House. The house is a two-story Queen Anne Victorian and might be the only home of this architectural type in . . . Map (db m163677) HM
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7Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — Luverne Historic DistrictCrenshaw County
The historic properties within the Luverne Historic District represent seventy years of history from the 1880s to the late 1940s. This district includes the first commercial businesses in downtown and middle to upper middle-class homes. These . . . Map (db m172462) HM
8Alabama, Crenshaw County, Luverne — The Bricken BuildingCrenshaw County
In the late 1800s, Benjamin R. Bricken, Crenshaw County's first attorney-at-law, built the Bricken Building, a landmark in the field of law in this county. Between 1893 and 1933, the Bricken Law Firm occupied the building Then, Ben H. Lightfoot . . . Map (db m163730) HM
9Alabama, Crenshaw County, Rutledge — Rutledge
Rutledge was the first county seat of Crenshaw County and held that position from March 1867 to May 1893. Originally called Barber’s Cross Roads, it was briefly named Crenshaw; but June 10, 1867, it was changed to Rutledge in honor of Captain Henry . . . Map (db m72053) HM
10Alabama, Crenshaw County, Rutledge — Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church
The Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church was built circa 1890, on land donated by Thomas Warren Shows and his family. The Rutledge Primitive Baptist Church was a member of the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Association, which was formed in 1837. It was one . . . Map (db m72054) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023