Historic Markers Across Alabama



Sports



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Hwy. 29, Sports, 31.
County: Crenshaw
Coordinates: N 31° 31.92    W 086° 19.50
  31.53203      -86.32501
Waymark: None
 



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The area known as Sports was settled by Jonathan Sport and his son, William, who migrated from South Carolina in 1842. Jonathan and William owned 600 acres of land in the area at one time, farming and operating a grist mill. William’s sons John Solomon, William Garmon, Thomas Benjamin, Malachai, Daniel Webster, and Joseph Nathaniel have descendants living in the area in 2009.

Originally called "Piney Woods," Sports first appeared on an official railroad map in 1900.







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