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Coffeeville in Clarke County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation

 
 
Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation Marker
Inscription. The Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation was organized near this site on March 2, 1936, by some 83 members from Clarke and Washington Counties. This was the first rural electric cooperative organized in Alabama under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1935. The co-op's original board of directors included Joe C. McCorquodale, Sr., Ben Glover, C. R. Myrick, R. S. McNeill, and H. E. Langlois. The co-op's first attorney was C. B. Gilmore of Grove Hill and its first general manager was Garrard Harrell of Jackson.

The Co-op was first located in Coffeeville, but later moved to Commerce Street in Jackson. The cooperative serves members in Clarke, Washington, Baldwin, Monroe and Wilcox counties.
 
Erected by the Alabama Rural Electric Association in cooperation with Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation.
 
Location. 31° 45.352′ N, 88° 5.099′ W. Marker is in Coffeeville, Alabama, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 84 and River Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 84. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: U.S. Highway 84, Coffeeville AL 36524, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The view of marker looking west on U.S. 84. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
2. The view of marker looking west on U.S. 84.
The view of marker looking east on U.S. 84. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
3. The view of marker looking east on U.S. 84.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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