Lella Warren was born in Clayton, Barbour County. During a writing career that spanned more than half of the twentieth century, Warren wrote novels, short stories, autobiographical essays, and features. Her international reputation was based primarily on the success of a single book, however, Foundation Stone, a historical novel about a family that settled in Alabama in the frontier period of the 1820s. Foundation Stone was an immediate popular success.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

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