Rickey Butch Walker, a local historian and author of the Cotton was King Alabama Plantation Series, will speak at the Lawrence County Historical Commission meeting on Sunday, Jan. 19.

The meeting, which is open to the public and free to attend, will be held in the conference room of the Lawrence County Board of Education in Moulton at 2 p.m.

Walker is the author of 13 books, which are each available on Amazon and include the latest in his Cotton was King series, Volume 3: Indian Farms to Lawrence County Plantations. 

“What you’ve been waiting for is here,” said LCHC Vice President and Program Chairperson Betty Tyree, who said many residents have asked when the Lawrence County book would become available and if Walker would be a featured speaker for the group.

Walker’s third volume in the series names 512 planters in Lawrence County, pulling information from census records from 1820 through 1860. His book also provides agricultural information, land records, photos, ancestry birth and death information and stories of the people who comprise the book. 

“Volume 3 begins with a review of Chief Doublehead and other important Indians who owned these lands before the Turkey Town Treaty of 1816,” the Amazon product description reads. “The author, Rickey Butch Walker, raised in Lawrence County, has always had a love for his Indian heritage and the history of his home county.”

Walker will be available with copies of his book for a special signing event following the meeting, Tyree added. Refreshments will also be served following Walker’s presentation.

For more information, call 256-410-3453.



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