Historic marker placed at Old Buck Creek Mill

Published 3:56 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2010

As part of “The Year of Alabama’s Small Towns and Downtowns,” a historic marker was placed at the old Buck Creek Mill site near the new Senior Center in the Siluria area of Alabaster June 4 to kickoff the CityFest weekend.

Mayor David Frings and Shelby County Historical Society President Bobby Joe Seales each spoke during the event, while BHM provided music and Po’ Folks of Alabaster provided food.

The marker was the third of 11 that will be placed across the county.

Seales produced the wording for the marker that features a history of Alabaster on one side and of the old Buck Creek Mill in Siluria on the other side.

Siluria merged with the city in 1971.

“This is a very historic site,” Frings said. “The mill was a very big entity of this community.”

Following the ceremony, visitors got a chance to see the inside of the new senior center, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.