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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…
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
Union Cemetery has been an
important resting place for
Brewton's loved ones since
at least 1879. State
the historical significance
of Union Cemetery for our
area by adding it to the
Alabama Historic Cemetery
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 Foshee & McG…
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 t…
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 t…
The Leigh Place
The First Escambia County Courthouse
Used as the County Seat from 1885 to 1890. After
various other uses, remodeled as an office in 1969.
Built by the People
of Escambia County
Dedicated November 11, 1987
Honoring those men and
women of Escambia County
who served their country
in war and peace
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. Gillis, …
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…