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By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
History of the Dixon Home Marker
Alabama (Escambia County), Andalusia — Dixon Home Place / History of the Dixon Home
Dixon Home Place Four generations of Dixons, each promoting the management of trees as a renewable resource, made their living in forestry on this ground thereby contributing significantly to Alabama’s economy and forest industry. . . . — Map (db m130670) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Atmore — Canoe Station
Settled by A.J. Hall in 1852 and occupied by Confederate troops because of its value as a railroad stop during the War Between the States (1861-65), Canoe was the site of a March 27, 1865 encampment of Union forces. The 1870s brought expansion . . . — Map (db m72265) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Atmore — Escambia County Training School
In 1920, a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School and operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and a brick building was erected with assistance from Rosenwald School fund and it was renamed the Escambia County Training School. . . . — Map (db m100835) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Atmore — Watson Cabin
Built in Wilcox County, Alabama 1845 this ancestral home of the Watson family was donated to Leadership Atmore in 1999. In memory of Rupert Basil Watson 1905 – 1981 — Map (db m130677) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Atmore — Williams Station, Alabama 1866-1897 / Atmore Alabama
Side 1 Williams Station, Alabama 1866-1897 Creek Indians lived in these parts some 200 years before trains began stopping here in 1866 to leave supplies for a farmer, William Larkin Williams, who lived nearby. Workers, who came first . . . — Map (db m72260) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Bank of Brewton
Side A Recognized as “Alabama’s Oldest Bank,” the Bank of Brewton opened for business on Monday, January 7, 1899. Brewton, Alabama was a prosperous town in the late 1800s. A local resident, Charles Sowell, participated in the . . . — Map (db m39025) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Burnt Corn Park Cistern(Water Tank)
Side 1 This tank was used to hold water for the City of Brewton Electric Light and Water Works Fire Protection System and was built circa early 1890's. This location was originally the Blacksher Miller Lumber Company, which became . . . — Map (db m94172) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Escambia County Veterans Memorial
West Side Veterans Memorial North Side Duty Honor Country Built by the People of Escambia County Dedicated November 11, 1987 Honoring those men and women of Escambia County who served . . . — Map (db m84397) WM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Franklin CemeteryEscambia County
Franklin Cemetery was established in the mid-nineteenth century and was originally located on land where the existing Georgia-Pacific Brewton LLC containerboard mill stands off of Highway 31 in Brewton. The cemetery served as the primary burial . . . — Map (db m94163) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Hart Station
Erected by his friends and the Escambia County Bar Association in memory of James Edward Hart, Jr. (1942 – 1992), who contributed much to his community, his church and his profession. He loved trains. Due to his efforts, passenger service . . . — Map (db m39033) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery
This cemetery was established in 1854 when Pilgrims' Rest Baptist Church was founded across the road on September 17 in that same year. The cemetery remained prominent in Alco even though the original congregation moved and Alco Methodist Church . . . — Map (db m130672) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Ritz Theater
The Ritz Theater opened its doors on this site September 14, 1936, and for more than fifty (50) years prided itself as the “Hub of the Brewton Community.” Between its first feature, “YOURS FOR THE ASKING” and its last, . . . — Map (db m39206) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist ChurchConstructed June 10, 1910
On November 5, 1909, a group of worshipers gathered in the Congregational Church on the corner of St. Joseph and Evergreen Streets and organized the Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church. On June 10, 1910, the Second Saint Siloam Missionary . . . — Map (db m130671) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation
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 . . . — Map (db m84372) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — The Leigh Place
The Leigh Place The First Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton Used as the County Seat from 1885 to 1890. After various other uses, remodeled as an office in 1969.Map (db m84392) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — The Robbins & McGowin Building
Truly an Escambia County landmark, Robbins and McGowin Co. organized in March 1897 with the consolidation of the J. I. Robbins and J. G. McGowin Stores, the millinery of Miss L. A. Cunningham, the Blacksher-Miller Commissary, and the J. E. Finlay . . . — Map (db m130673) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Brewton — Union Cemetery
Union Cemetery has been an important resting place for Brewton's loved ones since at least 1879. State officials acknowledged the historical significance of Union Cemetery for our area by adding it to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register . . . — Map (db m94162) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Damascus — Damascus Travelers Well
Damascus Travelers Well (construction date unknown) was originally a public water well offering refreshment and rest for travelers and their animals passing through this area. The Damascus community also benefited from this well. Mr. and Mrs. N. W. . . . — Map (db m130668) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), East Brewton — Downing-Shofner SchoolEast Brewton, 1906-1943
Dr. J. M. Shofner (1863-1926) founder, dedicated his life to - "Give the boys and girls a chance." Mr. Elisha Downing - Humanitarian. First building erected named in honor of Mrs. Esther Downing. Trustees-1906: J. M. Shofner, D. . . . — Map (db m84374) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), East Brewton — Site of Fort Crawford
 Fort Crawford was established in 1816 by elements of the 7th U.S. Infantry under orders from Major General Andrew Jackson. Purpose was to monitor Spanish activities in West Florida and curtail hostile Creek Indian activities.  Named after . . . — Map (db m84373) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Alabama's Own
Front CPL. Sidney E. Manning World War I Medal of Honor One of Gen. Pershing's Immortal Ten This monument dedicated to all that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America that this glory shall not perish from the Earth . . . — Map (db m47485) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Flomaton, Alabama
Front As railroads were reconstructed following the Civil War, a junction of north-south and east-west lines was established along the Alabama-Florida border near the confluence of Big Escambia Creek and the Conecuh-Escambia River. A . . . — Map (db m47484) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Huxford — Old Federal Road
Coley Chapel is the present day site of the former Town of Hadley. MacDavid's Hotel was also located here and was recorded by travelers in the 1830's as a hotel which had "plenty of nice pork, which in some shape or other is the food generally . . . — Map (db m84376) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — Francis B. Bonifay Law Office
This is the site of Francis B. "Frank" Bonifay's law office. Bonifay was the first Probate Judge of Escambia County Alabama 1869 - 1870. Jesse Howard was elected in 1871 and served for a short time but resigned and Bonifay served from 1870 - 1874. . . . — Map (db m130674) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — Pollard Methodist Church
A pre Civil War structure, this is the oldest church building remaining in Escambia County, Alabama. Confederate veterans related stories that mules and horses were sheltered inside during harsh winter months. Circuit riders served the church in the . . . — Map (db m84388) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — Pollard Station
William Henry Chase, a Massachusetts born captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers came to Pensacola, Florida in 1826 to supervise the construction of the network of harbor fortifications for the defense of the newly authorized Navy Yard. His . . . — Map (db m130676) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — Site of Pollard
Located 1½ miles south, town of Pollard established 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads. Named for Charles T. Pollard, builder of Alabama & Florida Railroad. One of largest military training camps of . . . — Map (db m84371) HM
Alabama (Escambia County), Pollard — The Lindsey-Fitzgerald House
Martin Lindsey bought the Pollard Mill later known as the Lindsey Mill Company. Several hundred employees worked at the Mill during the early 1900s, among them Joe Douglas, head of the woodlands, and Percy Watson, accounting. Mr. Lindsey handled the . . . — Map (db m84386) HM

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