Tom Bailey speaks at BCHS quarterly meeting

The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society held a very interesting quarterly meeting last Sunday at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library with many members and friends in attendance. Special guest speaker, author Tom Bailey, discussed his latest work, The Five Capitals of Alabama, and the research it entailed. Bailey is quite familiar with Butler County having written biographies of Sam Dale and Hank Williams for the popular Alabama Roots Biography series. He discussed why Alabama had five capitals and the political and practical reasons why each location was chosen. After his talk, Bailey signed copies of his book and guests enjoyed a social hour. The presentation was made possible by an Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 

The Historical Society’s next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. Greenville native, Louise Ayer Stabler Tommie, will discuss the Stabler family and the early days of the Stabler Hospital. The meeting location will be announced at a later time. 

Anyone interested in joining the Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society in 2022 and helping commemorate Greenville’s Bicentennial, please call President Barbara Middleton at 334-368-1570 for more information.