City of Evergreen

City of Evergreen (HM1JGV)

Location: Evergreen, AL 36401 Conecuh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 25.973', W 86° 57.32'

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The Emerald City

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Evergreen, the county seat of Conecuh County, is located in the central part of the county on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Founded in 1819 by James Cosey, George Andrews and the Clough Brothers, Evergreen was originally known as "Cosey's Old Field." Reverend Alexander Travis, the uncle of William Barrett Travis, from the famous Battle of the Alamo, came along and began calling it Evergreen. Evergreen had a population of 500 in 1870. It was incorporated on March 28, 1875. At the 2000 census, the population was 3,630.

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The name "Conecuh" comes from the Muscogee Native American word "econneka," meaning "land of cane," which refers to the great amounts of native cane that once grew in the area. Evergreen was made famous by decorating the White House with smilax for President Grover Cleveland, which was the basis for the previous motto, "Evergreen Decorates America." Having an abundance of nature's own green foliage led to Evergreen's present motto, "The Emerald City."
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HM NumberHM1JGV
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Evergreen
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 504244 N 3477578
Decimal Degrees31.43288333, -86.95533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.973', W 86° 57.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 58.38" N, 86° 57' 19.2" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 537 E Front St, Evergreen AL 36401, US
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