Oak Bowery, Alabama

Oak Bowery, Alabama
Oak Bowery, Alabama
Oak Bowery, Alabama is located in Alabama
Oak Bowery, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°45′2″N 85°26′11″W / 32.75056°N 85.43639°W / 32.75056; -85.43639Coordinates: 32°45′2″N 85°26′11″W / 32.75056°N 85.43639°W / 32.75056; -85.43639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Chambers
Elevation 839 ft (256 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36862
Area code(s) 334

Oak Bowery is an unincorporated community in southern Chambers County, Alabama, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 431, north of Auburn, Alabama.

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History

Oak Bowery was first settled in 1828 by South Carolinians and was originally named Woodlawn. A Methodist camp meeting ground named Oak Bowery was established there soon after settlement, and the community adopted that name around 1835. In 1837, the Oak Bowery Female College was established, and in 1850 the East Alabama Masonic College located there. The community grew rapidly in the 1830s and 1840s, but a change in the planned routing of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad from Oak Bowery to a more southerly route ended the community's growth. Oak Bowery is today a small community of only a few residences and a church.

Notable residents

Bibliography

  • Miriam Ann Kirkwood Syler, "Oak Bowery, Historic Community", Lee County and Her Forebears. (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones, 1983).
  • Bob Crouch and Joe Harrington, Oak Bowery United Methodist Church, retrieved February 7, 2009.
  • Isabella Margaret Elizabeth Blandin, History of Higher Education of Women in the South Prior to 1860, (New York:, Neale Pub. Co., 1909), 112.

References

  1. ^ a b c Miriam Ann Kirkwood Syler, "Oak Bowery, Historic Community", Lee County and Her Forebears. (Montgomery, Ala.: Herff Jones, 1983), 19.
  2. ^ Miriam Ann Kirkwood Syler, "Oak Bowery, Historic Community", Lee County and Her Forebears, 20.
  3. ^ "JONES, John William", retrieved February 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Miriam Ann Kirkwood Syler, "Oak Bowery, Historic Community", Lee County and Her Forebears, 18.

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