Castle Hill - Daly Bottom Community

Castle Hill - Daly Bottom Community (HMNPJ)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 12.35', W 87° 32.15'

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In 1883 the Castle Hill Real Estate and Manufacturing Company began the first eastern expansion of the original 1821 Tuscaloosa city limits. Hoping to stimulate development in the area, the company created a popular amusement park centered around and artificial lake. Portions of this property had belonged to Delaware Jackson, a freed slave who had been given the land for courage and loyalty. In 1881 Jackson organized the Bethel Baptist Church and, in 1917, he donated nearby land for the Baptist Academy, a community school. The name was changed to the Tuscaloosa County Training School for Negroes and later to the Castle Hill Elementary School. "Daly Bottom," the area at the base of the hill closest to the University of Alabama was named for landowner Rafe A. Daly. The Castle Hill / Daly Bottom neighborhood gave birth to Bethel Baptist, Tenth Street Baptist, and two Methodist churches including Tabernacle AME Zion. Many of its residents later distinguished themselves in many walks of life.
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HM NumberHMNPJ
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 450060 N 3674233
Decimal Degrees33.20583333, -87.53583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.35', W 87° 32.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 21.00" N, 87° 32' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203-243 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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