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The Romar Inn at Romar Beach in Orange Beach.
By Angela Bateman, City of Orange Beach
September 27, 2017 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) - On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. on the site of the Original Romar Beach Bed and Breakfast Inn, Orange Beach will honor its historical heritage by unveiling another marker. All are welcome to attend the unveiling ceremony. The historical marker was written by local author Margaret Childress Long.
 
The Marker details the history of Romar Beach named after 1920’s homestead located along the three-mile stretch of beachfront between the Gulf State Park and Highway 161 in Orange Beach. The original owners were Spurgeon Roche and Carl “Zeke” Martin. The roadway to the homestead is now what is called “Power Line Road.”
 
The unveiling of the historical marker is part of the City of Orange Beach’s participation in Alabama 200. According to the official website, Alabama 200 is “the state’s official bicentennial commemoration and will consider a rich and complex history made every day by people like us.
 
Whether they lived here for centuries or came from far away, Alabamians made this land of natural beauty and diversity, innovation and change, challenge and resilience, their home.
 
Their stories embrace some of the most significant moments in national and world history.
Between January 2017 and December 2019, Alabamians all over the state and beyond will create and take part in educational and enriching opportunities to discover, explore, preserve, and share those stories.”
 
The ceremony will take place at the Original Romar House Bed and Breakfast Inn, 23500 Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach.
 
For more information about ALABAMA200, visit www.alabama200.org.
For more information on Orange Beach’s Historical Marker program or the Unveiling Ceremony, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 251-981-6629.