The Founding of Alabaster / Siluria

The Founding of Alabaster / Siluria (HM14KC)

Location: Alabaster, AL 35007 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 13.922', W 86° 49.568'

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Alabaster was named for its quality of lime rock and the lime industry. In 1925, Joseph E. Walker opened the first retail business. The Alabaster lime rock plant was established in 1929 by George L. Scott Sr. The railroad shipping point became known as "Scott Rock." By 1933, the village had grown and was referred to as "Alabaster-on the-Highway." The first post office in Alabaster opened in 1951 and the first bank opened in 1952. Alabaster was incorporated on February 23, 1953. In 1959, Shelby Memorial Hospital was established as the first hospital in Shelby County. The first shopping center opened in 1964 and 2005 was the beginning of the Colonial Promenade.

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Siluria incorporated in 1954. It voted to merge with Alabaster in1971. The Siluria Cotton Mills, founded by T.C. Thompson, dates back to 1896. Before closing in May 1979, it was the county's largest one-location employer. The first post office was established in Siluria in 1872. In 1921,Thompson High School was built and became the second consolidated school in Shelby County.
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HM NumberHM14KC
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the City of Alabaster
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 516199 N 3677024
Decimal Degrees33.23203333, -86.82613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 13.922', W 86° 49.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 55.32" N, 86° 49' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1097 11th Ave SW, Alabaster AL 35007, US
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