Town of Emelle, Alabama

Town of Emelle, Alabama (HM1QRZ)

Location: Emelle, AL 35459 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 43.689', W 88° 18.913'

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A One of a Kind Community

This community honors Emelle Dial, whose father Joseph Dial gave land to the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad with the provision that the station be named for his daughter. The daughter is said to have been named for her two aunts, Emma and Ella, but having none with these names, seems instead to have been named for Emelie Spencer, an acquaintance of her family who attended the same church as Emma and Ella. In the 1980s, Emelie was ground zero in the controversy over the sprawling Chemical Waste Management landfill just outside of the city limits. Outraged that the
company had chosen to operate in this community, local citizens and environmental groups, including Alabamians for a Clean Environment banded together. Emelle did not succeed in closing the land field entirely, however, the towns efforts spearheaded the imposition of higher state taxes and stronger federal regulations which severely hampered the company's operations. Emelle boasts several historic churches and continuously works toward rebuilding the strong retail base that once existed in the area. Emelle takes pride in its people and believes its place in West Alabama to be a one-of-kind community.
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HM NumberHM1QRZ
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Emelle
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 376758 N 3621915
Decimal Degrees32.72815000, -88.31521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.689', W 88° 18.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 41.34" N, 88° 18' 54.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 24, Emelle AL 35459, US
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