South Railroad Avenue

South Railroad Avenue (HM1LC6)

Location: Opelika, AL 36801 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 38.838', W 85° 22.826'

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The earliest buildings in the South Rail Road Avenue block between 9th and 10th Street were constructed by William O. Harwell around 1900 and were occupied by his agricultural supply store. His daughter, Alice Inez Harwell married Lum Duke who served as Circuit Court Judge from 1910-1923 and Probate Judge of Lee County from late 1932 till January 1935. He had three children, his daughter Inez Duke Searcy born August 30, 1900 was the first female law school graduate of the University of Alabama and practiced law in Opelika. His son William S. Duke, born January 12, 1909, graduated from Auburn University in 1929 and had a distinguished law practice spanning 69 years in Opelika and Montgomery, Alabama.
HM NumberHM1LC6
Placed ByThe City of Opelika, Alabama
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651900 N 3613346
Decimal Degrees32.64730000, -85.38043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 38.838', W 85° 22.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 38' 50.28" N, 85° 22' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)251, 334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 S 9th St, Opelika AL 36801, US
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