Bon secours strengthens communities through convenient access to compassionate care. The history of a deep south state is the first completely new comprehensive account of the state since a. Class, race, and community in birmingham, alabama, 18751920 by henry m. Snowy plovers face many threats with coastal areas becoming increasingly developed. Men were visiting the fleet and talking wisely for a little money about things that were not so. They are yearround residents of the gulf coast and even nest on refuge. It was located near one of the first swift lumber mills. Land titles can be traced in existing record books as far back as 1793 when john ward purchased a house and tract of land. Recipes and tales of the river country, in and around bon secour, alabama. Frank emiel nelson of bon secour alabama family history and.
The village of bon secour the pleasant village of bon secour has been a settled area with permanent residents for a long, long time. It lies along the eastern coastline of bon secour bay. It was originally a french fishing village settlement dating back to the late 19th century. Search our online phone book to find phone numbers, addresses, and more. Discover librarianselected research resources on alabama history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Bon secour is over 35 miles 56 km due east of the alabama mississippi state line, near gulf shores, and over. Submit pictures of your hometown to be included above, click here. Bon secour white pages phone books in alabama al whitepages.
Gulf coast history adventures brings history alive in an. History and information regarding the nelson family of bon secour, alabama. Peters church history gods lighthouse our lady of bon secour civil war. From the vantage point of one hundred years later it is so clearly discernable that one wonders how it escaped the history books. List of books and articles about alabama history online. Over the course of his career, davis served as a pastor, taught at seminary, worked in management for the sunday school publishing board in nashville, counseled as a licensed pastoral therapist, and wrote ten books, the last of which is about the history of bon secour.
Josephine is an unincorporated community in baldwin county, alabama, united states. Clergy came to the church from mobile by sail boat to conduct services. Bon secour history a short history of bon secour the village of bon secour water mail route baldwin countys mail service millers bend the le moyne brothers food, fun, and fable by charley and meme wakeford, a recipe book with local histories and stories, written in 1965. The congregation first met in the homes of the members of the church who lived on both sides of bon secour river. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you. Memes restaurant cookbook bon secour river alabama 1965. This is an all volunteer website, affiliated with the national genealogy trails. Learn about the culture and history of alabamas gulf coast when you visit a museum in gulf shores. Alabama 479,19,1,11 events bon secours wellness arena.
Memes in bon secour was one of the most popular restaurants in. Bon secour is an unincorporated community in baldwin county, alabama, united states. Baldwin county, the theatre of some of the most striking events in alabama history. A tour of the facility will teach students how this industry began and how the families processed their catch. There are houses in bon secour today well over one hundred years old. Their influence is evident in such names as bon secour founded by a. Get to know the real possibility of aarp in bon secour. View our bon secour real estate area information to learn about the weather, local school districts, demographic data, and general information about bon secour, al. Jacksons oak can you imagine the stories it could tell. Brief narrative chapters recount the history of auburn university from its establishment as east alabama male college in 1856 through the roaring twenties, the great depression, world war ii and the time period covered by auburn university.
Gulf coast history adventures brings history alive in an unforgettable way. A short history of bon secour the village of bon secour water mail route baldwin countys mail service millers bend the le moyne brothers food, fun, and fable by charley and meme wakeford, a recipe book with local histories and stories, written in 1965. Get directions, maps, and traffic for bon secour, al. Bon secour, alabama staff from usaas center for archaeological studies and volunteers from master gardeners of baldwin county prep for a dig during international archaeology day at the. The alabama gulf coast is a seaside destination that boasts a number of historic attractions, including fort morgan, site of the civil war battle of mobile bay. Bon secour, al weather conditions weather underground. Memes restaurant cookbook bon secour river alabama 1965 is titled food, fun and fable. Older grants from earlier times can be traced although definite records are not always found.
Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Including its history, the national african american archives and museum, the bon secour national wildlife due to covid19, orders may be delayed. Glenn wills, author of forgotten alabama the jaime jen is a longliner that was impaled on a dock post in bon secour during hurricane ivan in 2004. Bon secour salt factory drawing by hazel and richard brough from the book food. Bon secour, al real estate bon secour homes for sale. Beachfront hotels near gulf shores, alabama usa today. Shrimp boats go out from gulf shores, bon secour, oyster bay, lagoon, intercoastal canal, plash island, most are privately owned, the rest by seafood companies. It was purchased in 1976 by nick cole who restored the home to it original beauty. Bon secour is over 35 miles due east of the alabamamississippi state line, near gulf shores, and over 45 miles west of pensacola, florida. Genealogy, family history, census, birth, death, miarriage records for baldwin county. Thus, the first landfall of bon secour in the southern country also became a church. This cookbook is from the historic restaurant damaged and closed in 1979 after hurricane frederick.
Frank emiel nelson of bon secour alabama family history and tree shared an album. The name bon secour derives from the french phrase meaning safe harbor due to the secluded location on the inside coast of the fort morgan peninsula of southern alabama. The allen house in bon secour, alabama is a creole cottage built around 1880. Bon secour wildlife refuge gets its burn on to reduce wildfire risk, improve natural habitat. Genealogy, deaths, and cemeteries for baldwin county, alabama. Get in touch with a bon secour real estate agent who can help you find the home of your dreams in bon secour. The property is now owned and operated by the baldwin county historic development commission. Baldwin county, alabama celebrated 200 years alabama history. The early settlers of bon secour were mostly creole descendants of the french. Mckiven jr university of north carolina press, 1995. Including its history, the bon secour national wildlife refuge, the st. The salt production facility was was comprised of long open sheds with a brick firebox running down the center of the shed.
There are 9 real estate listings found in bon secour, al. The name bon secour comes from the french meaning safe harbor, very appropriate considering the sanctuary for native flora and fauna that the refuge provides. Land titles can be traced in existing record books as far back as 1793 when john ward purchased a house and tract of land there. Jun, 2018 bon secour al 36511 251 9499550 this 1882 tidewater mansion is located on the bon secour river and was the home of the charles swift family. Bon secour, meaning safe harbor in french, is a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. The ut to bon secour river was first placed on the states 303d list for pathogens in 1998 as a result of fecal coliform data collected by the alabama department of environmental management adem in 1995. It is believed that 1,000 feet is a sufficient distance to account for. Message boards localities north america united states states alabama counties baldwin john henry andrew miller 18491930 bon secour search for content in message boards names or keywords. Baldwin, a county in alabama where the court house was stolen film and photographs baldwin county has been the theatre of the most striking events in alabamas history. Swift coles historic home bon secour 2020 all you need to. Presented as a travel guidejournal, this book offers photos of gulf shores al. Run tenant background checks, credit checks, eviction history, and more.
Browse photos, see new properties, get open house info, and research neighborhoods on trulia. Baldwin county alabama contributed to the confederate civil war activities through production of salt from the bon secour salt works which went into production in. Learn the history about our small community church. Choose from more than 10,000 properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. Baldwin county alabama contributed to the confederate civil war activities through production of salt from the bon secour salt works which went into production in early 1863. Schooners from bon secour acted as blockade runners when they were needed. Unearthing history at swiftcoles in bon secour with. Browse mls listings in bon secour and take real estate virtual tours at realtor. We will meet a descendant of an early settler family who owns a seafood processing plant on the bon secour river.
Frank emiel nelson of bon secour alabama family history and tree. Whether youre considering buying or selling property in alabama or youre looking for any other information about al real estate in bon secour, you have come to the right place. Historical society 19731982 part 1 of 10 baldwin county. We are dedicated to providing free and accurate family history. These fishermen travel 150 or more miles into gulf of mexico for their catches, shrimping mostly off the louisiana coast and many traveling from florida keys to campechee. This book and two of his letters were donated to the.
Divided into three main sections, the first concluding in 1865, the second in 1920, and the third bringing the story to the present, the books organization is both chronological and topical. Tombikbee, mobile, and alabama rivers was divided between the counties of wash. Bon secour, alabama s history, trivia, facts and more. The zoo is home to more than 290 animals including wolves, tigers, lions, leopards, and bears. Our goal is to provide free and accurate ancestry and historical information related to baldwin county, alabama. Gourmets from all over the world have found their way to this charming little village where they may enjoy the famous bon secour oysters and other seafood prepared by the old french recipes as well as other foods originated by the wakefords. It lies along the eastern coastline of bon secour bay a contiguous bay that sits along the eastern edge of mobile bay.
Admire native flora and fauna here, as well as looking out for kemps ridley sea turtles. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online phone book and directory. Thus at bon secour were centered two projects important to the confederacy. Includes both social and natural history of the bon secour area. The history of a deep south state by robert david ward. Divided into three main sections, the first concluding in 1865, the second in 1920, and the third bringing the story to the present, the book s organization is both chronological and topical. Sea turtles nest at the refuge from june through october. The nonprofit group helps lead educational programs, promotes awareness, and so much more.
Learn more about these fascinating reptiles and nesting statistics. Baldwin county alabama contributed to the confederate civil war activities through production of salt from the bon secour salt works which went into. Send flowers opens send flowers url in a new window. Pauls episcopal church, the orange beach sportsplex, and more paperback august 2, 2012 by johnathan black author. The pleasant village of bon secour has been a settled area with permanent residents for a long, long time. A prescribed burn covering roughly 250 acres in the bon secour national wildlife refuge sent large plumes of smoke billowing into the sky along baldwin countys coastline on wednesday.
Pauls episcopal church, the orange beach sportsplex, and more black, johnathan on. Bon secour postal zip code 36511 is an unincorporated community in baldwin county, alabama, united states. Alabama cities, counties, folklore, history and travel. Genealogy trails history group baldwin county source. Bon secour national wildlife refuge gulf shores, al. Bon secour national wildlife refuge was established by congress in 1980 for the protection of neotropical migratory songbird habitat and threatened and endangered species. The health care you deserve from a team you can trust. Swift consolidated elementary school located in bon secour, alabama al. Bon secour, al three day weather forecast accuweather. Frank emiel nelson of bon secour alabama family history. Clotilda, was a schooner which brought the last cargo of african slaves into the united states through mobile, alabama.
The best things to do in bon secour 2020 with photos. Just past the tin top restaurant, near the intersection of county roads 10 and 49 in bon secour, alabama. Bon secour represents an important stopover and staging habitat for neotropical migratory songbirds during the fall and spring migration along the alabama coastline. It was listed on the national register of historic places in 1988. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our. A man who lives on the gulf shores of alabama said it was a miracle and sign from god after his grandfathers bible survived a christmas tree. Raphael semmes, captain of the css alabama, was responsible for more captured and sunk union ships than any other commander of a confederate cruiser. Baldwin county cemeteries genealogy trails history group. A post office operated under the name josephine from 1881 to 1959.
The baldwin county historical society was founded in fairhope, alabama, on sep. Free baldwin county alabama ancestry records genealogy trails. Pauls episcopal church, the orange beach sportsplex, and more paperback august 2, 2012. Bon secours wellness arena 650 north academy street greenville, sc 29601. The beautiful circa 1882 swiftcoles historic home on the banks of the bon secour river was the home of charles swift and his family. It may also have been known as the marshall house it is located off county route 10 on the north bank of the bon secour river a different house, james allen house, built about 1840, also on the bon secour river, was built of logs. Bon secour real estate bon secour al homes for sale zillow. Memes in bon secour was one of the most popular restaurants in the u. Find gulf shores alabama by diana nichols at blurb books. Final alabama department of environmental management. He grew up in the bon secour area near mobile, alabama. Were an independent nonprofit that provides parents with in. Bon secour salt factory drawing by hazel and richard brough from the book food, fun, and fable. Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday.928 72 217 465 216 852 1424 734 747 628 832 190 1465 93 1113 46 1210 944 1260 990 424 746 272 1305 128 117 361 927 1010 1613 1475 1644 217 1569 899 435 504 1629 1159 1374 779 633 568 1191 772 514 171