About Russell Lands On Lake Martin

Russell Lands is a company of unique vision, diversity, and service. We understand that maximizing the Lake Martin experience goes beyond just offering world-class homes and neighborhoods, but rather creating experiences and companies that help people solve problems and celebrate relationships. Russell Lands has also established a proud tradition of promoting conservation and thoughtful use of Lake Martin's natural resources. Russell Lands is dedicated to preserving and accentuating the natural world around Lake Martin, ensuring its beauty and recreation for years to come.

Our History

At Russell Lands, we believe that our past serves as a roadmap to our future. Check out how Russell Lands On Lake Martin has evolved over the years.

  • 1846 - J.J. Benson
    1876 - Benjamin Russell
    1923 - Russell Hospital
  • 1925 - Governor William W. Brandon At Cherokee Bluffs
    1926 - Final Spillways Are Closed
    1917 - Kowaliga Academic and Industrial Institute
    1927 - Hotel Camp Dixie
  • 1948 - Kowaliga Roadside Park
    Hank Williams Cabin
    Willow Point Golf and Country Club
  • Ben and Luanne Russell
    Lake Martin - Children's Harbor
    The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children


Passion and Dedication — A Russell Lands Tradition

Russell Lands On Lake Martin attributes its success over the years to the uncommon vision and unwavering commitment of its people. Meet our corporate officers.

Ben Russell

Chairman of the Board

Tom Lamberth

President & Chief Executive Officer

David Sturdivant

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Steve Forehand

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Roger Holliday

Vice President

Dave Commander

President of Russell Marine

Lee Sheppard


Community Service

Dedicated To Strengthening The Community Around Us

From the earliest days of Russell Lands On Lake Martin, the Russell family has understood its role in the community and has made giving back a cornerstone of its corporate culture and guiding philosophy. A legacy of giving lives on.

Children's Harbor

Lake Martin Arts Council

Lake Martin Amphitheater

Lake Martin Resource Association

Alexander City Jazz Fest

Fourth of July Fireworks Blast