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By Mark Hilton, September 2, 2013
Hayneville Marker Area
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — Hayneville
Founded in 1820 by settlers from the Edgefield, Abbeville, and Colleton Districts of South Carolina on property purchased from the U.S. Land Office at Cahaba. Officially named Hayneville in 1831 to honor South Carolina Senator Robert Y. Hayne. . . . — Map (db m68004) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — The Soldier Dead of Lowndes — 1861 - 1865
(front) 1861-1865 The Soldier Dead of Lowndes (left side) No men died there with more glory. Yet many died, And there was much glory. (right side) To Devotion and Valor. . . . — Map (db m68342) WM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — Town of Hayneville
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 . . . — Map (db m85459) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Campsite 3 — Selma to Montgomery Trail
Robert Gardner Farm March 23, 1965 — Map (db m61847) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Elmore Bolling — May 10, 1908 - December 4, 1947
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. . . . — Map (db m85460) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Lowndesboro
Settled before 1820 by planters from South Carolina and Virigina. First called McGill's Hill, it was incorporated, 1832, as Lowndesboro in honor of William Lowndes. There was a brief skirmish here between Forrest's troops and Wilson's raiders, April . . . — Map (db m70933) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Lowndesboro, Alabama/Lowndesboro Business District
(Side 1) Lowndesboro, Alabama Lowndesboro developed from a small community of early settlers to a thriving township in the 1830’s. The settlers’ plantation interests were maintained in the lowlands along the Alabama River, while . . . — Map (db m70934) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Our Confederate Soldiers — 1861   1865
In Honor of Our Confederate Soldiers 1861 1865 Jno Alexander • Wm. Alexander • Wm. H. Alexander • Ed Alexander • Capt. M.F. Bonham • Maj. Bright • Capt. T.B. Brown • Alberta Caffee • Irvin Crocheron • J.P. Caffee • Jim Crocheron • Jno. . . . — Map (db m85472) WM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Viola Liuzzo
In memory of our sister Viola Liuzzo who gave her life in the struggle for the right to vote... March 25, 1965 Presented by SCLC/WOMEN Evelyn G. Lowery, National Convener - 1991 - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph E. . . . — Map (db m85461) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Mt. Carmel — Lynching in America / Lynching in Letohatchee
Side 1 Lynching in America Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism . . . — Map (db m97983) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Tyler — Talisi visited by De Soto — Sept. 18, 1540
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Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — A Price Paid — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Threatened by the potential four-to-one advantage of the black vote, whites retaliated by ousting black families from white-owned lands. The African American families who lived here paid dearly to earn their right to vote. Crowded into canvas tents . . . — Map (db m112400) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — After the March—Tent City — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Since the federal registrars came in August of 1965, thousands and thousands of Negroes have registered to vote. White plantation owners have retaliated by mass evictions. In December 1965, over forty families either left the county, moved in . . . — Map (db m112405) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Campsite 2 — Selma to Montgomery Trail
Rosie Steele Farm March 22, 1965 — Map (db m70954) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Day Two — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Monday, March 22, 1965, on the second day of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, protesters passed this site in late afternoon. At that time the four-lane highway in front of you was only two lanes, and for safety reasons the number of . . . — Map (db m112375) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
Six miles North, on December 23, 1813, General F.L. Claiborne's army defeated the Creeks and destroyed the Holy Ground Indian Village. One American was killed and 33 Creeks. William "Red Eagle" Weatherford escaped by leaping on horseback into . . . — Map (db m60714) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks . . . — Map (db m116890) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — It Started in Selma — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama. . . . — Map (db m112403) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Marchers, Supporters, Hecklers — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
While helicopters buzzed overhead, National Guard soldiers—ordered by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers—lined U.S. Highway 80, alert to the potential of violence by angry whites. Marchers walked mile after tired mile, . . . — Map (db m112384) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Mount Gillard Baptist Church
The roots of this house of worship date to 1868 when 26 African American members of Mount Gilead Church left to form their own congregation. The present building was constructed in 1901, with several enlargements and renovations throughout the . . . — Map (db m104068) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — No Isolated Incident — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
For African Americans in the 1960s, being kicked off white-owned lands for trying to register to vote no isolated incident. Just as had happened here in Lowndes County, blacks in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Greene County, Alabama, were driven from . . . — Map (db m112389) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — You Gotta Move — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
In December 1965, a city of tents appeared on this site. The temporary shelters were homes for evicted black sharecropper families. These farmers worked and lived their lives on white-owned farms in Lowndes County. But when they dared to register to . . . — Map (db m112371) HM

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