Brewton and East Brewton
Brewton was founded by settlers in the early 1800s and was built by the lumber barons who found a wealth of trees in the area. The city is a direct travel route to and from the beaches of Alabama and west Florida and is located midway between Montgomery and Mobile. Its largest employers are Georgia-Pacific and T.R. Miller Mill Company. Culturally, the town has several wonderful parks for relaxing and catching entertainment, and the Greater Brewton Council of the Arts hosts several performances every year. Brewton has recently been named “One of the Best Small Towns of America.” The East Brewton area has been settled as long as Brewton but was only incorporated in 1918. East Brewton and Brewton share many facilities, such as the YMCA and the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738587516
: Arcadia Publishing
: 09/19/2011
: Alabama
: Images of America
: 180 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author Lydia Grimes developed an interest in history and genealogy many years ago. In 1984, she wrote a book about her family heritage and from there was asked to write a column for the Brewton Standard, for which she continues to write. Lydia has spent much of her life in Brewton. She enjoys writing about Brewton and has collected more than 700 photographs, including those featured in Images of America: Brewton and East Brewton.
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