Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs

Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs (HM1IM5)

Location: Geraldine, AL 35974 DeKalb County
Buy Alabama State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 34° 21.746', W 86° 0.334'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 184 views
Inscription
(front)
No one knows for sure how Geraldine got its name. Some say it was named for a lovely Indian maiden. The first official record was on September 5, 1882 when Mr. William A. Johnson applied for the location of a new post office. The record of the post office shows that the name "Lee" was written on the first application, but was marked through and the name Geraldine was written. The Town of Geraldine was incorporated in 1956. The first city officials were: Mayor: Raymond Upton: Councilman: D.G. Morrow, Ernest Upton, T.A. Guest, V.W. Martin, and Leroy Porter: and Town Clerk: Verlon Masters. The Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1958 with Arthur Porter as the first Fire Chief.
(Continued on other side)


(rear)
(Continued from other side)

The first Geraldine School was established in 1911. It was accredited for the 1920-21 school year. The high school band was organized in 1958. Geraldine School was accredited with the Association of High Schools and Colleges in 1961. Athletics have been important from the early 1920s to the present. The girls' basketball team was state champion in 1929. The boys' basketball team was state champion in 1931, 32, and 33. The girls' softball team was state champion in 1999 and 2000. The girls' volleyball team was state champion in 2001.
Details
HM NumberHM1IM5
Tags
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the Town of Crossville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 591443 N 3802790
Decimal Degrees34.36243333, -86.00556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.746', W 86° 0.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 44.76" N, 86° 0' 20.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40956 AL-75, Geraldine AL 35974, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?