Autaugaville

Autaugaville (HM1AXZ)

Location: Autaugaville, AL 36003 Autauga County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.889', W 86° 39.205'

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Intersection of Autauga and Academy Streets

— "America's First Crossroad" —

Robert Ripley's world-wide syndicated Believe It Or Not! column for July 31, 1935 read: "C. D. Abbott is the first citizen of the U.S.A. He is first alphabetically in Autaugaville, the first town in Autauga, the first county in Alabama, the first state in the U.S.A." Ripley could have added that Mr. Abbott lived on Autauga Street, which was the first street alphabetically in Autaugaville in 1935. As the town grew, Academy Street was added, crossing the older "first street" and making this "America's First Crossroad."
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HM NumberHM1AXZ
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByAutauga County Heritage Association, Autauga Area Community Foundation, Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 532582 N 3588316
Decimal Degrees32.43148333, -86.65341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.889', W 86° 39.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 53.34" N, 86° 39' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 S Autauga St, Autaugaville AL 36003, US
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