Historic Markers Across Alabama

Downtown Pine Apple

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: on Broad Street (County Road 59), Pine Apple, AL
County: Wilcox
Coordinates: N 31° 52.45    W 086° 59.339
  31.87416666    -86.98898333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHYWJ


Side 1:
The Town of Pine Apple was settled by 1816, originally named Friendship in the 1820's and later was designated Pine Apple by the United States Post Office in 1851. Pine Apple incorporated February 24, 1882. The following commercial ventures served the community from this area: Automotive Agency, Bank, Barber, Blacksmith, Boarding House, Butcher Shop, Cotton Gin, Drug Store, Feed Store, Furniture Store, Garage and Service Stations, General Store, Gift Shop, Grocery Stores, Hair Salon, Hotels, Ice House, Insurance Agency, Livery Stable, Mercantile Stores, Newspaper, Quail Hatchery, Radio Station, Restaurant, Telephone Exchange, Wheelwright, and Woodshop. Institutions serving the town included: Calaboose; Churches; Doctors; Dentists; Fire Department, Matheson Library; Masonic Hall; Mayor and Town Council; Moore Academy; New Century Club; Pine Apple Depot; Post Office; and Tennis Courts. Pine Apple experienced the War Between the States, the burning of the town in 1903, the Great Depression, and sent its sons to war in support of our country.

Side 2:
KFamilies active in the civic and commercial life of Pine Apple include: Adams, Anderson, Bonner, Chapman, Coleson, Burch, Donald, Ezell, Edwards, Feagin, Fields, Finklea, Frazier, Gellenthin, Grimes, Hale, Hardin, Heath, Hawthorne, Huggins, Jackson, Kennedy, Knight, Lamkin, Lloyd, Lobman, Majors, Matheson, Maxwell, Mayo, McCrory, McWilliams, Melton, Mills, Nall, Norred, Oakley, Owens, Patterson, Pierce, Ruth, Shy, Smith, Snowden, Stallworth, Stanford, Steen, Steiner, Stone, Stuart, Suggs, Thompson, Tucker, Wall, Ward, Watkins, Watts, Watson, Williams, Williamson, and Winters. Today, Pine Apple is a regional center for agricultural, recreational, and timber activities.

Erected By:
Chris Stone, Mayor
Town Countcil:
Lewis Anderson
Harold Grimes III
Tim Steen
Birdie Mae Stallworth
Joyce H. Wall
and The Alabama Department of Tourism
Bob Riley, Governor

Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Pine Apple.

End of Downtown Pine Apple