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Town of Midway - Midway, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 32° 04.237 W 085° 31.341
16S E 639471 N 3549218
Quick Description: The town of Midway was incorporated on February 23, 1870.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 2:33:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMFN36
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Town of Midway historical marker is a standard Alabama Tourism Department metal marker. It is located near the Midway city office building on Railroad Street. The marker was placed by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Midway.
Marker Name: Town of Midway

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Pioneer Samuel Feagin Sr. settled the Village of Midway in 1836. He came from Jones County, Georgia and established his residence at what is still called “The Old Feagin Place.” Samuel purchased a large acreage of land and sold it to incoming settlers. He built a log cabin with rooms above where travelers were accommodated overnight. It was also used as a stagecoach stop for those traveling from Eufaula to Tuskegee. On July 11, 1813 the Midway Post Office was established and Samuel Feagin was the first postmaster. On February 23, 1870, the town of Midway was incorporated. The business part of Midway was originally built around a square. A fire destroyed most of this area. The settlers rebuilt their businesses and continued to grow and thrive with eight dry goods and grocery stores, two houses of entertainment, one livery, and a large manufacturing establishment for carriages and buggies. The lower section of Midway, at the Central of Georgia Railroad, was once called James, Alabama. On March 18, 1903, the Union Springs Herald stated the Town of Midway and James had grown not only in population but businesses that included a drugstore, cotton ginnery, dry goods, post office, Midway and James Bank, train station, funeral home, barber shop and town hall. A granite boulder, located was erected to commemorates the Jefferson Davis Highway and Soldiers of the Confederacy. Midway has several sites listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, with one listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: None

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