Florala History

Stories and Information of Florala, Alabama

Short Histories of Florala

E.P.Rodwell Jr’s Short History of Florala

E.P.Rodwell Jr, third from right. E.P.Rodwell Jr’s father, E.P. Rodwell, was president of The Britton Lumber Co (Lakewood, FL).

Historical marker, 2012











Elizabeth McGee’s History of Florala



J. E. Hughes signature on an affidavit. James Edwin Hughes (1839-1936), known as the “Father of Florala”, is discussed in the above histories of Florala. He died in 1936 at age 97. He signed this document in 1933 at age 94.


  • By Sidney Price Bailey, August 24, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    J.E. Hughes was my great-grandfather. His daughter Julia Hughes Price was my wonderful grandmother.

  • By Max Baker, August 24, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    I believe that your great grandfather, JE Hughes, helped my grandmother keep her house during the Depression by vouching for her character. My aunt Carolyn O’Neal was friends with one of the Hughes daughter descendants. She mentions the name Harper. If you have any family stories or can clarify the family tree, I would be pleased to post it.

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