Spring Hill: Eight Miles South of Troy

by Mack Lowery



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/12/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781664259669
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781664259652
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781664259676

About the Book

In 1814 when General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians at Horse Shoe Bend in Alabama, settlers began making their way to the new area creating “Alabama Fever”. Many of these settlers homesteaded the area in Southeast Alabama that would become known as Spring Hill. These Settlers came from Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia, bringing with them a strong work ethic and the determination that their community would not be isolated, that it would be educated, and that religion would thrive.

In this moving account Mr. Lowery shares with the reader the importance of the people and community institutions that so positively influenced him for the first twenty one years of his life. Because of community participation these institutions remained strong and influential through the years. The family, churches, and school would cooperate in bringing to fruition the vision of the early settlers set on making Spring Hill a strong and viable community.

About the Author

Mack Lowery was born and reared in Pike County, Alabama, in the small community of Spring Hill, located eight miles south of Troy, and has lived in this area most of his life. The family farm and rural community provides many of the experiences and events about which he has written. He was educated in the Pike County and Troy City School systems, graduating from Troy High School in 1957. Upon graduation he entered Troy State Teachers College in the fall of 1957 and graduated in the fall of 1965. Mack worked for a time in management with a firm in Columbus, Georgia, but in 1969 he left that employer for the ministry, serving as pastor in Baptist churches in Phenix City, Dothan, and Troy, Alabama. Later he would become a bi-vocational pastor and return to the world of work as a sales representative.

Mack is married to the former Gerri Herring of Smith Station, Alabama, and they have four children and nine grandchildren. He is still involved in the ministry, serving as pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Troy. He also remains involved in sports, serving on the chain crew during Troy University football games. Mack and Gerri live on a nine acre mini farm in the China Grove community near Troy.