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Downtown Pine Apple, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 31° 52.450 W 086° 59.339
16R E 501042 N 3526488
Quick Description: Marker describing the founding and history of Pine Apple. It includes a listing of the early settlers.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 9:21:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMHYWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Town of Pine Apple was settled by 1816, originally named Friendship in the 1820s and later designated Pine Apple by the United States Post Office in 1851. Pine Apple was incorporated on February 24, 1872. The following commercial ventures served the community from this area: automotive agency, bank, barber, blacksmith, boarding house, butcher shop, cotton gin, drug store, garage and service stations, general store, gift shop, grocery stores, hair salon, hotels, ice house, insurance agency, livery stables, mercantile stores, newspaper, quail hatchery, radio station, restaurant, sawmill-planer mill, seamstress, spoke and handle factory, tannery, telephone exchange, wheelwright, and woodshop. Pine Apple also had a calaboose, churches, civitan club, doctors and dentist offices, fire department, Matheson Library, Masonic Hall, Moore Academy, New Century Club, Pine Apple Depot, post office, public pool and bath houses, and tennis courts. Pine Apple experienced the War Between the States, the burring of the town in 1903, and the Great Depression, and sent sons to war in support of this country.
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Pioneers, founding families, and entrepreneurs active in the civic and commercial life of Pine Apple include: Adams, Anderson, Beard, Blackmon, Bloxom, Bonner, Brantley, Burch, Byars, Carter, Chapman, Chappell, Coleson, Compton, Cone, Cobb, Cook, Crawford, Donald, Ezell, Feagin, Fields, Finklea, Frazier, Fuller, Gaston, Gellenthin, Gillian, Girlie, Gravet, Grimes, Guillot, Hale, Hardin, Harris, Harriss, Hawthorne, Heath, Henderson, Hester, Holoway, Huggins, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Kennedy, Knight, Kyser, Lamkin, Lloyd, Lobman, Lynam, Majors, Maness, Matheson, Maxwell, Mayo, McCrory, McNeil, McWilliams, Melton, Mills, Monk, Moseley, Nail, Norred, Oakley, Owens, Patterson, Pierce, Powell, Preyer, Ptomey, Rikard, Ruth, Sharpe, Shy, Sister of St. Joseph, Smith, Snowden, Stallworth, Stanford, Steen, Steiner, Stone, Strickland, Stuart, Suggs, Thompson, Tucker, Wall, Ward, Watkins, Watson, Watt, Webb, Weeks, Williams, Williamson, and Winters. Over the years, Pine Apple became a regional center for agricultural, recreational, and timber activities. At the time of the dedication of this historic marker, elected officials included Mayor Chris Stone and council members; Lewis Anderson, Harold Grimes III, Tim Steen, Birdie Mae Stallworth and Joyce H. Wall.
Marker Name: Downtown Pine Apple

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Pine Apple.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: Not Listed

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