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SUMMARY OF BURNT CORN WEB SITE

This web site will give you a feel of what's Burnt Corn, Alabama is like. It was designed for the sole purpose of educating the world about Burnt Corn and to give you a window to communicate with us and to keep in touch with this truly historic community. Many people are unfamilar with Burnt Corn, Alabama and have an instant dis-belief that it exists. Yes World, there really is a Burnt Corn.

INFORMATION ABOUT BURNT CORN

First, the Burnt Corn web site tells you a little bit of Information About Burnt Corn. We installed a Bulletin Board to inform you about the latest happens in Burnt Corn and to use as a forum to post any upcoming events or local news. If anyone has any information to include on this web site can submit it the Webmaster for posting. We invite visitors to Sign Our Guest Book in order that we can keep track of the guests to our vitrual Burnt Corn, Alabama community web site. If you like, you may also View Our Guest Book to see who has been to visited the Burnt Corn web site and see what they had to say about us. If you wish to contact us via email just send it to burntcorn@burntcorn.com

A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON ABOUT BURNT CORN

We have posted a brief history of the "Battle of Burnt Corn" (The White Settlers account) and a detailed history of the "Battle of Burnt Corn" (The Creek Indians account). for your information. That famous battle is believed to have started the Creek Indians War of 1813 and 1814. Also there is yet another account of the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814 that is also posted here for your education. We also included some history on the Creek Indians People and some information on the Early Settlers to Burnt Corn.

There is some background on the Old Federal Road that ran from Georgia near Burnt Corn through Fort Mims to Mobile. There is an Old Map of the Federal Road in 1818. posted as well. I have not found any information on the "Old Stage Road" that runs directly through Burnt Corn. There is a belief that the railroad had plans to route through Burnt Corn on it way to Mobile and/or Pensacola but plans were "derailed" because of the Creek Indian War. The railroad was then routed through Evergreen, Alabama. We even included a long history of Monroe County , a short history of Monroe County and short history of Conecuh County

 

HOW BURNT CORN GOT ITS NAME?

The naming of Burnt Corn is an interesting tale. The truth is, I really don't know how Burnt Corn got it's name, but there are different accounts how it is belived to have gotten its name.

Some believe when white settlers moved into to the area of Burnt Corn Creek now known as Burnt Corn, they burned the Creek Indians (then known as red sticks) corn fields to clear land to homestead.

Others believe that the Creek Indians burned the white settlers corn fields in an effort to drive them away from their land.

Another verison reported by Samual A. Rumore, Jr and appeared in the January 1997 issue of the The Alabama Lawyer that the main path from Pensacola to the Upper Creek Nation passed by a spring (Burnt Corn Creek). A group of Indians traveling on the path were forced to leave an ailing companion there. They provided him with a supply of corn. When he recovered, he had no way to carry the leftover corn so it stayed on the ground and eventually burned in his camp fire. Other travelers came along the trail and noted that they camped at a spring where the "corn had burnt." The name Burnt Corn has remained there ever since.

What we do know about the history of Burnt Corn is that for over a hundred years Whites and Indians, and Blacks and Indians lived in peace and harmony and intermarried in Burnt Corn until July 1813 when the battle of Burnt Corn occurred that led to the Creek War of 1813 and 1814.

 

HOW DID ALABAMA GET ITS NAME? AND WHAT DOES THE WORD "ALABAMA" MEANS?

If you are interested in knowing how "Alabama" got it's name, then go to this link and learn your Alabama history.

 

TRACE YOUR ROOTS TO BURNT CORN

If you are tracing your roots to Burnt Corn, there are some information included here on the The Monroe County, Alabama Federal Census of 1850. Plus, some Alabama 1860 Federal Census Index for Burnt Corn. Then check out the Deaths in Burnt Corn between 1885 and 1898. The Minutes of the Bethany Baptist Church from 1821-1827 is also here.

BURNT CORN ANCESTORY

One of the fore fathers of Burnt Corn was Jake Lowery who left the JFB Lowery Trust Estate. This estate owns the largest amount of property in Burnt Corn.

A TOUR OF HISTROIC BURNT CORN

We provided you with a quick tour of historic Burnt Corn by starting with some Historical Sites In The Heart of Burnt Corn. Let's go on a photo tour of the familiar places in Burnt Corn beginning with the center of commerce. A photo of the famous Burnt Corn General Store which is A Historical Landmark. In Burnt Corn's hey day, the main commerce was cotton when cotton was "king." There is a photograph of the "Old" Burnt Corn Cotton Gin. This cotton gin stands today in Burnt Corn but is "off limits" to the public due to decay that creates a safety hazzard. Down the street from the General Store is the "Old" Grist Mill where residents took their shelled corn to have it grinded into corn mill. In the heart of Burnt Corn also sits the "Old" Burnt Corn Barber Shop in a time when hair cuts costed a dime and a shave was a nickel. There are other histroic building in the heart of Burnt Corn such the The Red Store , an unidentified Grey Building, an Old Long Building, an Old House, and an Old Service Station, and old house that now serves as the Burnt Corn Hunting Club House. Plus, there is an old building with an original painting of a Coca Cola Sign advertising cokes for five cents. We have included a photo of the famous Burnt Corn Post Office which has been recently closed which was a part of the Historical Burnt Corn General Store. There is also a photo of a distant view of the "Heart of Town" of Burnt Corn. We will now go to see a picture of Burnt Corn's best known resident, the Lowery House. Sam Lowery was considered the "unofficial mayor" of Burnt Corn. In the New Hope area of Burnt Corn stands the "Old" Masonic Lodge Hall.

A TOUR OF THE MORE RECENT BURNT CORN

Let's continue on to more recent sites like the Burnt Corn Grocery Store, also known as Watson Grocery that is now owned and operated by Joseph (Sonny) Watson, Jr, and then on to the David Rankins Store. We will now go to the Burnt Corn's best known resident, the Sam Lowery House. Sam Lowery was considered the "unofficial mayor" of Burnt Corn. From there you will go to visit Burnt Corn's best known church, The Bethany Baptist Church. pastored by Rev. J.O. Malone for more than 30 years. There is even a photo of the "old" Burnt Corn Junior High School as it sits today. That was the only school in Burnt Corn and it was for "colored children only" and it was closed in the late 1960's. White children were "bussed" 15 to 20 miles away to nearby schools in Monroeville, Evergreen, or Beatrice, Alabama. Earl Lett was principal the entire duration of the school. There is even a photograph of the "new" Burnt Corn Fire Station. The Burnt Corn Fire Chief is Bill Rankins

HOMES IN BURNT CORN

If that not enough, you can go on a tour of the beautiful homes in Burnt Corn. These homes range from beautiful Histroic Homes to beautiful Mid-Century Homes to beautiful Modern Homes.

BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES IN BURNT CORN

Like many other communities in the deep South, Burnt Corn has it share of Beautiful Churches. There are two Historic Churches within the confines of the Burnt Corn community: The Burnt Corn Baptist Church which is the orginal "Bapthany Baptist Church" was organize in 1821. And the Burnt Corn Methodist Church. built in 1912.

There are also four major African American Churches in the Burnt Corn area:Bethany Baptist Church, Pilgrim Rest AME Zion Church New Hope Methodist Church and Listing of some the Churches in Burnt Corn and surrounding area.

GETTING TO BURNT CORN

There are photos of several Entrances to Burnt Corn from different points such as fromEvergreen, Monroeville, or Peterman Drewry, Repton, and Beatrice. If you get lost there is a Map To Burnt Corn giving you detailed directions from any point in the United States. We also have maps of both Monroe and Conecuh Counties

FACTS & STATISICS ABOUT BURNT CORN

How about some Facts about Monroeville, or Facts about Evergreen. How about some Statisics of the Burnt Corn area There are also some Facts and Stat about Monroe County.

THE WEATHER IN BURNT CORN

Everybody talking about the weather, just suppose you are curious about the Weather Conditions in Burnt Corn or the Weather Forecast for Burnt Corn, or if you needed to know what the 36 Hour Forecast for Burnt Corn. Or, the Forecast for Evergreen or Monroeville well this site has that too.

OTHER GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT BURNT CORN

This site will help try to Find Someone in Conecuh County side of Burnt Corn or Find Someone in Monroe County side of Burnt Corn. Maybe you want to know about the Housing Availability in Burnt Corn or Real Estate, Homes, or Businesses for Sale or Rent , no problem, your friendly Burnt Corn web site is to the rescue. What if you needed some Insurance in Burnt Corn? We can help you found some information.

NEWS IN OR AROUND BURNT CORN

How about wanting to know the latest news in and around Burnt Corn? This web site features the Monroe Journal , the Evergreen Courant , and the Brewton Standard newpapers all covering the Greater Burnt Corn area.

ECONOMIC OF THE BURNT CORN AREA

If you want to know about the area economy then visit the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce , the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce , or the Brewton Chamber of Commerce. There is also information about the Oil and Gas Drilling in and around Burnt Corn and Burnt Corn Creek Area In addition to the Farm and Pulp Wood industries, There several major industries and employers in the area such as the Alabama River Pulp , Vanity Fair Mill and Headquarters, Georgia-Pacific Mill,

YOUR HISTORY IN BURNT CORN

If you are interested in the history of the area, this web site allows you to visit the Monroe County Heritage Museum There are many Histroical Sites in Monroe County and Southwest Alabama. If you are interesting in researching yours Roots in Burnt Corn , or in Monroe County or in Conecuh County. How about tracing your Family History or even checking out your Family Tree. You may even want to check out the Watson Cemetary Online for a listing of it's residents.

FORMER RESIDENTS OF BURNT CORN

This site also features a famous historical Burnt Corn resident by the name of John Powell who fought at San Jacinto in a battle that led to "Remember the Alamo". This website also features and links current former Burnt Corn area residents to the Burnt corn wesite. Former Burnt Corn resident Vernon Watson owns and operates WBQP TV-12, Pensacola, Florida. It is the only African American television station in the State of F