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Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Magnolia Springs, Alabama

 
 
Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
1. Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front:
Settlement of this area began in the early 1700ís and was expedited by a series of Spanish land grants in the early 1800ís. During the 1819-33 time period a brick factory along the south river bank supplied brick for construction of Fort Morgan at the mouth of Mobile Bay. In 1891 the community of Magnolia Springs was established when the first subdivision was platted. The villageís name was a combination of two local assets - the ever-flowing springs and the towering canopy of magnolia trees. Nestled along the banks of the Magnolia River, the village drew residents from Alabama, Vermont, Illinois, and Missouri. Those early settlers built homes and businesses along the main transportation artery, the Magnolia River. Early businesses included turpentine, lumber and mercantile operations. Inns and hotels were established for the growing tourist trade. Steamers, such as the “The Magnolia” brought supplies and passengers to the area. Today, mail is still delivered by boat, as it has been since 1916. It is the last year-round river mail delivery in the U.S.
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Reverse:
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For more than 100 years, the Magnolia Springs Community Association, with monthly potlucks, kept people abreast of local events. The Community
Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
2. Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (Reverse)
Hall erected in 1894 still provides a meeting place for residents. A volunteer fire department established in 1961 serves the safety needs of the community. It was housed in a small cinder block structure behind the historic Community Hall and adjacent to Saint Paulís Chapel (erected in 1902). Today, the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department has its own modern facility on the former grounds of the old Magnolia Springs School (the school was erected in 1927 and destroyed by fire in 1985). By the turn of the 21st century, residents of the little unincorporated village moved into a new historical phase when the Town of Magnolia Springs was incorporated in 2006. Magnolia Springs, a successful blend of natives and transplants, continues to offer the warmth of the traditional southern hospitality and appeal of treasured historic heritage.

Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Magnolia Springs July 2010
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Magnolia Springs.
 
Location. 30° 24.085′ N, 87° 46.265′ W. Marker is in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Oak Street west of Magnolia Springs Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14755 Oak Street, Magnolia Springs AL 36555, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (West) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
3. Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (West)
At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Springs (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobb's Light (approx. 5.2 miles away); City of Foley Camellia Walk (approx. 5.3 miles away); City of Foley (approx. 5.3 miles away); Vicinity of Salt Works and Camp Anderson (approx. 7.2 miles away); Indian Village Achuse (approx. 10.7 miles away); Gulf Shores Community (approx. 11.7 miles away); Orange Beach, Alabama (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Town of Magnolia Springs, Alabama. (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (East) image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
4. Magnolia Springs, Alabama Marker (East)
Magnolia Springs Community Hall image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
5. Magnolia Springs Community Hall
St. Paul's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
6. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
7. Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department
The Springs at Magnolia Springs, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
8. The Springs at Magnolia Springs, Alabama
Magnolia River Looking West image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
9. Magnolia River Looking West
Magnolia River Looking East Upriver image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
10. Magnolia River Looking East Upriver
Canopy of giant oak trees lines Oak Street. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 19, 2013
11. Canopy of giant oak trees lines Oak Street.
Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1897 as a area hotel. image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 18, 2013
12. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1897 as a area hotel.
Fort Morgan image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, June 19, 2013
13. Fort Morgan
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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