Monday, January 7, 2008
Choctaw Indian legends say the tribe originated at Nanih Waiya in what is now the extreme southeastern part of
A large mound at Nanih Waiya is a sacred place to the Choctaws and is preserved today as a
The few Choctaws who remained in
Colonel Louis Winston (1784-1824), a native of
By the start of the American Civil War,
Although there were no Civil War battles fought in
Several prominent Winston Countians lost fortunes loaned to the Confederacy.
Union Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson marched his 900 troops through
There was no fighting. Having been spared from significant destruction of property,
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Rhona H. Summerford
The Alabama Enquirer of January 7, 1892 announced that Cedar Crossings was no more. Cedar Crossing had long been in existence and had a post office as early as 1818, with Sandy H. Morris as the first postmaster. Malcolm Patterson was postmaster at Lacon in 1897, followed by Sandy H. Morris, again, and by Green P. Orendorff in 1898. He was succeeded by John King in 1900 and Jacob B. Patterson in 1902.
On New Year’s Day of 1892, the name of the town was changed to Lacon. It was said that the purpose of the founder of the “modern” Lacon, was that it should become famous as one of the most prosperous and enterprising towns in
Mr. G.P. Orendorff, founded the large Standard Brick Works, and it was one of the largest facilities of its kind in
In the 1890’s the town’s newspaper, “The Affiance Monitor” was published there, and was doing all it could to Advertise the town.
For many, many years after the turn of the century, the largest store was owned by Mr. J.B. Patterson, and this was the store in which the post office was located.