About Our Service

Preserving the house and its historical significance, and providing a resource to schools and the general public.


Edrice Jeanne Polk

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mrs. Polk developed a love for history and relics in early childhood while living in an antebellum home in rural Mobile County Alabama. Throughout school, elementary through high school, her favorite reading materials were about far-away places and the lives and customs of the people who lived there. In College she majored in English, with a double-minor in Social Studies and Library Science. These courses allowed her to read, study, write and speak about her much loved interests.

Mrs. Polk is a world traveler with The People-to People Citizens Ambassador Program which allows for interaction with ordinary people and customs around the globe. In 1956, President Eisenhower envisioned world peace and his solution was the PTP Program which gives everyday citizens of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other resulting in understanding, friendship, and lasting peace.

Mrs. Polk’s vision is to restore and preserve the Holloway-Polk house and to let it be a historical resource for students as well as a place of interest for the general public.

About Our Company


Holloway-Polk House is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Jefferson Davis County. Blacks purchased land in Mt. Carmel and surrounding area in the early 1900s and maintained a thriving self-contained community with all essential services and goods. The Holloway-Polk House, facing north on a tree-shaded lawn, is the community's only remaining antebellum structure. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.


Our Mission

The mission of the Holloway-Polk House Historical and Cultural center is to preserve the house and its historical significance, and to be a resource to schools and the general public.



Through guided tours and interaction with historical artifacts, public audiences can learn about life and culture of the local area during the mid 1800's.

Upon requests, staff is available to make presentations at schools and other public entities/groups.


Call Us Today!

To schedule a tour or presentation call 601.792.4311