Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Historic SPORTS Marker Installation

Historic marker placed at Sports, Brantley County, Alabama through the efforts of Jean Sport Brunner [pictured in purple blouse on the right] September 26, 2009. In the photo the marker is surrounded by attending Sport descendants.

Transcription 6 October 2009 by Teresa McVeigh:


The area known as Sports was settled by Jonathan Sport and his son, William, who migrated from South Carolina in 1842. Jonathan and William owned 600 acres of land in the area at one time, farming and operating a grist mill. William's sons John Solomon, William Garmon, Thomas Benjamin, Malachai, Daniel Webster, and Joseph Nathaniel have descendants living in the area in 2009.

Originally called "Piney Woods," Sports first appeared on an official railroad map in 1900.             

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