Family life in Little Escambia

Along Pecan Lane a series of old wood frame houses provide a historical context among the modern brick homes and Flomaton Speedway. Prior to the coming of Highway 113 this street was called Sardine Road and the community was known as Little Escambia.

In the years before the Flomaton Speedway appeared a road ran parallel to the current highway. Some residents of the area wanted to call the community North Flomaton but the name Little Escambia became affixed to this quite roadside community which was just north of Flomaton.

By the 1930s the community was one where children played all day in the...