Andrew Lee Phillips 1855-1938 - Lexington, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 34° 58.110 W 087° 22.278
16S E 466105 N 3869612
Quick Description: Located on AL 101 just north of CR 71, Lexington
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2020 7:41:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM13HTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lazer
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Long Description:
Descended from early Lauderdale County pioneers, Andrew Lee Phillips established a general merchandise store here in 1888. Later, he owned and operated a gin, grist mill, and flour rolling mill. In 1917, he was responsible for the city's first bank and served as its first president. A member of the County Board of Education, he gave the land, provided one-fourth of funds, and with others in the community, manufactured and donated the bricks needed to build the local school. He also donated the land for the Lexington United Methodist Church.
Marker Name: Andrew Lee Phillips 1855-1938

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Marker is sponsored by the Florence Historical Board.

Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

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