Historic Markers Across Alabama



Dr. Alexandar Nunn/Lee County Historical Society



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: On Stage Rd, Loachapoka, AL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 36.266    W 085° 35.907
  32.60443333    -85.59845
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHPR6
 



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Dr. Alexandar Nunn


Dr. Nunn was born in Loachapoka on September 17, 1904. Beginning in 1924 he contributed to and edited the Progressive Farmer Magazine for 43 years. He helped to start Southern Living Magazine, retiring in 1967 as executive editor and executive vice president. In 1968 he was a founding member of the Lee County Historical Society and was appointed Lee County's first official historian. He wrote two books and numerous articles about Loachapoka and the communities nearby. He believed in education for all people and contributed liberally to scholarships for black youth. He died January 6, 1985.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Lee County Historical Society 2008


Lee County Historical Society


The Society was organized in 1968 to study the history and traditions of Lee County and to preserve the findings, to collect records, books and items relating to its history, to mark historic sites, and to promote and preserve buildings and objects of historical value in and around Lee County. The First Trustees were: Alexander Nunn, Chairman; T.J. Peddy; A.B. Williams, Jr.; Prince Webster; Jimmy H. Graves; J.G. Adams; James Noel Baker; Mrs. Carolyn Dixon; James Trammell. The First Officers were: T.J. Peddy, Pres.; M.H. Hawkins, Vice-Pres.; Mrs. J.G. Adams, Sec.; Robert H. Slaton, Treas.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Lee County Historical Society 2008




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Two side, second waymark: WMHXPJ



End of Dr. Alexandar Nunn/Lee County Historical Society