Historic Markers Across Alabama

Oak Bowery

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: near Oak Bowery United Methodist Church on U. S. Highway 431, Oak Bowery, AL
County: Chambers
Coordinates: N 32° 45.115    W 085° 26.280
  32.75191666    -85.438
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Settled 1828

Near this site stood the Oak Bowery Female Institute, opened in 1849 under auspices of the Methodist Church. Masons established the East Alabama Masonic Institute for young men. Among Oak Bowery's noteworthy citizens:

William J. Samford, Alabama Governor; James F. Dowdell, U. S. Congressman; James Render Dowdell, Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court; William H. Thomas, Alabama Supreme Court Justice; General Robert Lee Bullard, U. S. A.; Captain Leckinski Ware Spratling, Surgeon, U. S. N.; Dr. William Philip Spratling, founded Craig Colony for Epileptics; The Reverend Sam P. Jones, renowned Methodist Evangelist

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1978.


Marker Dedication or Erection Date:  August 6, 1978

End of Oak Bowery