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Pell City in Saint Clair County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pell City’s Historical Residential District

 
 
Pell City’s Historical Residential District Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 16, 2011
1. Pell City’s Historical Residential District Marker
Inscription. The earliest neighborhood in Pell City was the Residential District, located on the northern boundary of the Downtown Historic District. The Residential District was the preferred location for many of the earliest leaders involved in the growth and development of Pell City. The city was incorporated in 1891 and named for George Hamilton Pell of New York, a leading investor in the railroad that influenced the city’s location. The town almost disappeared after the Panic of 1893, but due to the vision and leadership of Sumter Cogswell, was revived in 1902. The homes of Sumter Cogswell and Green Evans, Pell City’s first mayor, are two of the earliest structures, dating from the late nineteenth century. The district is composed of sixteen full and partial blocks, centering on First, Second, and Third Avenues North and containing 105 historic structures. The majority of the houses date from 1902 to 1930. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 2001.
 
Erected 2003 by Alabama Historical Association. (Marker Number None.)
 
Location. 33° 35.321′ N, 86° 17.062′ W. Marker is in Pell City, Alabama, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and
Pell City’s Historical Residential District Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 16, 2011
2. Pell City’s Historical Residential District Marker
21st Street North, on the right when traveling east on 2nd Avenue North. Click for map. The marker is located at 2nd Avenue North and 21st Street North. Marker is in this post office area: Pell City AL 35125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pell City, Alabama (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Downtown Pell City (approx. 0.2 miles away); A County Older Than The State (approx. ¼ mile away); Harkey’s Chapel United Methodist Church Founded Circa 1829-1830 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Camp Winnataska (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lincoln, Alabama (approx. 9.7 miles away); Refuge Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Town of Margaret (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pell City.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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