|Down Federal Road in Burnt Corn, Alabama|
A few weeks ago while traveling to Mississippi, we stopped in Burnt Corn, Alabama in Monroe County. That county was once home to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mocking Bird) and Truman Capote (In Cold Blood). They were childhood friends and lived in nearby Monroeville during the 1930's.
Our trek to Burnt Corn, was to investigate this very small rural area in southwest Alabama. During the 1800's the town was thriving and the land was prime for cotton growers, including some from my own Hennington family. Rev. William Hennington was also a circuit preacher in Monroe and Wilcox counties. His mother and two brothers (both Methodist preachers) moved on to Copiah County, Mississippi.
|Old casket factory and general store|
|Burnt Corn Post Office|
For an extra glimpse of Burnt Corn, follow this You Tube video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptx9Pp4ggIA&feature=youtu.be