(Home to Alabama's Largest Living Decorated Christmas Tree)The Town of Vincent is located on land that was granted to the Kidd family by the Governor of Alabama in the 1800's. In 1859, the land was willed to three Kidd daughters, one daughter's name was Anna Bella Vincent after whom the town was named. The oldest home in Vincent is that of Tom Bell which was built in the 1840's. The two-story Colonial home was built by expert carpenters and designers using slave labor during the construction. Anne E. McGraw Vincent moved into this house when she was three years old. Early settlers were the Vincent, Clements, Kidd, McGraw, Elliott and Bell families. Three significant things happened that led to the incorporation of the town: the establishment of a school in 1854; the post office; and the building of the railroad in 1887. The Town of Vincent's charter was enacted into law by the State Legislature on February 16, 1897. Among the leaders for enactment of this law was educator Carroll H. Florey.
The Mayor, City Council and the people of the Town of Vincent designated Monday, November 29, 2010 as "Vincent's Homecoming Weekend," held in conjunction with the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. This event pays homage to Alabama's largest living decorated Christmas tree. The tree was planted in the 1930s and is cherished as a symbol of pride for the Town of Vincent, not only at Christmas time but throughout the year.
|Placed By||Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Vincent|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 554709 N 3694127|
|Decimal Degrees||33.38503333, -86.41178333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 23.102', W 86° 24.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 23' 6.12" N, 86° 24' 42.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31745 Florey St, Vincent AL 35178, US|
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