Bettie Anne Highway

Bettie Anne Highway (HM2MGN)

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N 34° 50.142', W 87° 20.309'

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The home-place of Bettie Anne Springer-Thornton lies 1.6 miles north on the east side of Lauderdale County Road 51. This home was originally a one-room log cabin, built between 1892 and 1894 by Levi Patrick Thornton. Two rooms and a dog-trot were added prior to 1905. The home was razed and rebuilt n 1945, excluding the south room which remained intact. Bettie Anne Springer, daughter of William Marion Springer (1833-1884) and Ruth Jane Oldham (1826-1896), was born November 17, 1859, in Noxubee, Mississippi, and died May 6, 1932. Bettie Anne was affectionately called "Aunt Bett" by family and friends alike. She donated a portion of the property for the construction of the highway, and her son, Samuel Beaver Thornton, donated land for the Old Mt. Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Levi Patrick Thornton, son of William Henry Thornton (1817-1855) and Sarah Rowsey-Burt (1814-1893), was born August 3, 1850, in Lauderdale County, Alabama, and died May 14, 1915. Levi and Betti Anne were married on February 8, 1876, had had twelve children.
They are buried in the Ingram-Thornton Cemetery in Good Springs (Old Thorntontown)
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HM NumberHM2MGN
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Year Placed2009
Placed BySponsored by Thornton Family Descendants and Benefactors Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 469051 N 3854875
Decimal Degrees34.83570000, -87.33848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.142', W 87° 20.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 8.5200000000002" N, 87° 20' 18.54" W
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