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The Oaks Plantation
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 32° 21.434 W 086° 02.709
16S E 589841 N 3580434
Quick Description: Marker giving a bit of history of the Oaks Plantation, located in rural Montgomery County
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2012 12:08:07 PM
Waymark Code: WME1YB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 6

Marker Name: The Oaks Plantation

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker text: House built ca. 1830s by Alexander Carter on small land holding. Increasing fortunes led to a 1780-acre diversified and innovative plantation. Oak trees planted on either side of front drive led to its name. During WWII, an auxiliary landing strip, called Mt. Meigs Field, was built on the land by Army Corps of Engineers, and was used for training by American, French, and British aviation cadets from Gunter Field, as well as by "Tuskegee Airmen" from Moton Field. Prominent families who owned The Oaks included those of Edward Pierce, E.T. Davis, William Nicrosi, Price McLemore, Tine Davis, Wayne Dawson. Sponsored by East Montgomery County Historical Society Alabama Historical Association

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2011

Marker Number: Not Listed

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