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Level Plains in Dale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town of Level Plains

 
 
Town of Level Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
1. Town of Level Plains Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
At the request of community residents James A. Waters Sr., Jesse C. Thomas and William C. Grantham, the Town of Level Plains, population 133, was granted incorporation by the Honorable S. Kirke Adams, Dale County Judge of Probate, on April 30, 1965. The first organization meeting of the Town Council was held June 28 with the first order of business being administering the oaths of office to the newly elected officials by Attorney Kenneth T. Fuller. James A. Waters Sr. was sworn in as the first mayor, with Ray E. Everett, Jesse C. Thomas, Charles R. Waters and Obetus J. Waters as the first councilmen. A motion was made and approved, and by majority vote, Walter L. Waters was appointed as the first city clerk and treasurer of Level Plains.
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Side 2
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In 1965, local citizens Obetus Waters, Charles Waters, Clyde Thomas, James Waters Sr., Lester L. Whigham and Homer W. Goodson raised $160 to hire Attorney Kenneth T. Fuller for the incorporation of Level Plains. After approval for incorporation,
Town of Level Plains Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
2. Town of Level Plains Marker (reverse)
elections, and the first official meeting, Fuller, on July 12, 1965, paid the Dale County Probate Office for the recording of the incorporation, the oaths of office for city officials, and the publication of official notice in the county newspaper of record - "The Southern Star". The citizens of Level Plains honor the service and actions of the town's early founders and public servants. Since incorporation, the town, which comprises 2.9 square miles, has seen a steady growth in population, businesses and progress. This historical marker was erected on the 45th anniversary of the Town of Level Plains.
 
Erected 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Level Plains.
 
Location. 31° 18.036′ N, 85° 46.402′ W. Marker is in Level Plains, Alabama, in Dale County. Marker is at the intersection of Joe Bruer Road (County Road 114) and Elna Street, on the right when traveling west on Joe Bruer Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1708 Joe Bruer Road, Daleville AL 36322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Town of Level Plains City Hall sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
3. Town of Level Plains City Hall sign
, measured as the crow flies. Daleville, Alabama (approx. 3.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rawls Hotel (approx. 4.8 miles away); Boll Weevil Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Enterprise Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Enterprise Academy (approx. 5.4 miles away); 1840's Split Log Cabin (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama entry for Level Plains. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Town of Level Plains City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
4. Town of Level Plains City Hall
Level Plains water tower and police area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
5. Level Plains water tower and police area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016.
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