Historic Markers Across Alabama



Lottie, Alabama



Marker ID: ABT 
Location: Lottie
County: Baldwin
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Waymark: None
 



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Side 1:
Lottie has the highest elevation in Baldwin County. A ridge forms a divide where waters to the east flow into Pensacola Bay and waters to the west flow into Mobile Bay. Pine Log Creek begins in Lottie. Pine Log Ditch, used to float logs for over 100 years, started in Lottie and ran to The Alabama River.

Naturalist William Bartram, in 1775, followed the ridge path to Mobile, passing through Lottie on part of County Road 47. This Indian trading path later became part of the Federal Road of 1805 and is known today as The Old Stage Road. The stage stopped in Lottie near The New Home Church.

Taitsville on early maps is Lottie. In July, 1813, Col. James Caller led a militia group from St. Stephens to camp at Davy Tate’s cowpens in Lottie to wait for reinforcements from Tensa. His band, 180 men strong, started up the Federal Road for Burnt Corn Springs, then south on the Wolf Trail to the ford on Burnt Corn Creek for the first skirmish of the Creek Indian War.


Side 2:
Creek Indians were Lottie’s first inhabitants. A Creek Indian Reservation is located in nearby Poarch. One of Lottie’s first settlers was Richard Bailey (Dick) Padgett who was Creek Indian and English.

Turpenting, logging and farming was once the lifeblood of Lottie. W. M. Carney Mill Co. operated a camp and turpentine still at Redtown. There was a school, store, and church. Carney Camp had a population of 100 in the 1890 census. Three logging railroads crossed Lottie-in addition to Carney, Swift-Hunter and Hubbard Brothers operated logging rail operations.

Pre-Lottie settlements included Carney, Langham, Magic City, Pine Log, Red Town, and Taitsville. In 1903 when a post office was established, one name was needed and --Lottie Presley was selected from the names of the teenage girls

Today residents commute to neighboring towns for work but maintain ties to the land through gardening and other outdoor recreation. Former residents return annually to homecoming events at Lottie Churches and visit the resting places of ancestors at Lottie cemeteries.



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More Information:
Wikipedia - William Bartram
William Bartram 1739-1823
Official web site of the Bartram Trail Conference



End of Lottie, Alabama