Authors nearby who have written about our area.

Authors from nearby locations who have written about their personal experiences or the history of our area.

Myra Johnson

Tallassee’s local author and historian, Myra Johnson was educated at Tallassee High School and Auburn University Montgomery. Her career in office administration spanned over half a century in the fields of Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Urban Renewal, Architecture and International Construction.
A love of history and writing allowed her to have published articles in several local magazines. She is a founding member of Talisi Historical Preservation Society and has held various office within the Society such as Secretary, Grants Director, Historian and most recently as Curator of the Tallassee Falls Museum. She is a founder of Alabama River Region Arts Center and served on the ARRAC Board of Directors. She has served as a member and officer of United Daughters of Confederacy Sophie Bibb Chapter, the Camp Watts Society, Friends of Tuckabatchee, Tallassee High School Alumni Association, and is a member of the Operations Board of Mt. Vernon Theater Group, among numerous other volunteer efforts.
Through her love of history and genealogy, she has authored several books and one cookbook. Ms. Johnson makes her home among family and friends in the small Alabama town where she grew up. Contact her at or directly purchase her books at