Town of Wilton

Town of Wilton (HM1FZ9)

Location: Montevallo, AL 35115 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 4.76', W 86° 53.012'

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Incorporated April 30, 1918



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Wilton, a once prominent railroad town now sits nestled quietly in the southwest corner of Shelby County. Founding members were as follows: L. McMillen, L.W. Irwin, O. H. Bice, John Westley Little, Sam Vest, L. Cochran, and O. L. Hitchcook. The first town hall burned and many early records were lost, however later council members reenacted some of the first ordinances to replace those burned in the fire. In 1934 the Civil Works Administration built the current town hall were it stands today. Wilton had three churches: the Methodist Church on Church Street, Bible Baptist on Shoal Creek and the Baptist Church on Highway 25. There were several businesses in town including general stores, barbecue restaurants, Wilton Garage and two hotels that were kept busy by train passengers. Wilton's post office was established on May 26th, 1892, and served as both a mail service and an informal communication center.

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Wilton had two schools with the first one being located in the Methodist Church. The second one was located in a separate building on an isolated hill behind the residence of T. C. Poole until it burned in the summer of 1939. No school was ever rebuilt after the fire. Favorite pastimes included marble-shooting, fellowshipping at local singings, and meeting passengers at the train depot. Children and grown-ups dressed up to meet the 4 o?clock train. From being know as "Woods." and later "Birmingham Junction" and "Bismark," Wilton has traded its passenger trains and busy street life for its spot along a quiet strip of Highway 25.
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HM NumberHM1FZ9
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Wilton
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 510870 N 3660087
Decimal Degrees33.07933333, -86.88353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 4.76', W 86° 53.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 4' 45.6" N, 86° 53' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Depot St, Montevallo AL 35115, US
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