Historic Markers Across Alabama

Oakey Streak

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Location: At the cemetery on Oakey Streak Rd. west of Halso Mill Rd, Butler Co., AL
County: Butler
Coordinates: N 31° 33.142    W 086° 32.203
  31.55236666    -86.53671666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJPQT


The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic Lodge which housed the Oakey Streak Normal School. Pioneer settlers were: W.D. Stallings, I.R. Smith, James Lane, Susannah Stallings Reid Lane, Prudence Blalock, David Simmons, George Tillman, Joe Jones, John Crittenden, Edward Nix, James Josey, Thomas Hester, William Graydon, Preston Brook, Jim Little & H.D. Little. First postmaster was George Wilson. Early medical practitioners were Dr. U.H. Cook, Dr. James Ealum and Dr. R. L. Jernigan.

Erected by Bessie Stallings Jernigan, T.A. Brook, Grover Little, James Wood, & the Avant & Nix Families.

End of Oakey Streak