Burnt Corn Favorite Places
These are some recent photos of favorite sites in Burnt Corn, Alabama as it exist today and a brief history of each as recollected by Vernon Watson.
BURNT CORN GROCERYUntitled Document
This store is now operated by Joseph Watson, Jr. who is known in Burnt Corn as "Sonny". This store was once owned by Comer Booker who purchased the propery with the original store and house from Eddie and Paddie Mosley. Comer Booker tore down the orginal store and built the store in the photograph above in the early 60's. Then, in the early 1980's he sold the property to Joe Watson who died in 1992. Joe Watson passed it on to his estate after his death and son Joseph (Sonny) Watson now operates it.This is Bapthany Baptist Church, Rev. J.O. Malone, Pastor. Church services are held on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month.
SAM LOWERY HOUSE
This house belongs to the JFB Lowery Estate and was the home of
Sam and Evelyn Lowery until their deaths. Sam Lowery was a prominent businessman in Burnt Corn. He ran the Burnt Corn General Store and was the Post Master for the Burnt Corn Post Office
BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH
BURNT CORN POST OFFICE
"Who are those folks sitting the on front porch?"
The Histroic Burnt Corn Post Office was closed a couple of years ago. The story behind this is coming soon, so stay tuned to Burnt Corn.com
THE BURNT CORN GENERAL STORE
JFB Lowery's Store
The Lowery Store dates back over a 100 years, was own by the JFB Lowery Estate and operated by Sam Lowery until his death. Ray Welch now is the operator this histroic store. This store also was the home of United States Post Office serving the Burnt Corn community until it was shut down several years ago.
THE TOWN OF BURNT CORN
This the cross road entrance into the town of Burnt Corn, Alabama
This is the entrance to Burnt Corn from Monroeville or Evergreen. Burnt Corn located on both Monroe and Conecuh county lines. The City of Monroeville is located 12 miles to the west and the city of Evergreen is located 15 miles to the east.
BURNT CORN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The "old" Burnt Corn Jr. High School
Burnt Corn Junior High School went from the first (1st) to the nineth (9th) grade for "colored children only".
Mr. Earl Lett, Prinicpal. Teachers were: 1st Grade - Mrs. Clausell; 2nd Grade - Mrs. Simmon (formerly Ms Travis); 3rd & 4th Grades - Mrs. Tucker; 4th & 5th grades - Mrs Wright; 6th Grade - Mrs. Daily; 7th & 8th Grades - Mr. Stallworth; 9th Grade, Mr. Lett. The school was closed in the late 60's