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Louina
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 33° 07.042 W 085° 33.509
16S E 634487 N 3665222
Quick Description: On AL 22 just east of the Tallapoosa River bridge.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2015 7:44:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHXD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 4

Long Description:
One mile north, on the east bank of Tallapoosa River, was located Louina, named for an Indian woman who operated a trading post. Settled 1834, it became chief business center in Randolph County with county's first newspaper, schools for boys and girls, Baptist and Methodist Churches, Masonic Lodge, grist mill, wool factory and cotton gin. Company of Confederate soldiers organized here August 1, 1861. Last store closed 1902 and post office moved eastward to Concord and named Viola. Among outstanding descendants from Louina's settlers was U.S. Senator J. Tom Heflin.
Marker Name: Louina

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louina,_Alabama


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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