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Glen Allen in Marion County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town of Glen Allen, Alabama

 
 
Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 6, 2021
1. Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  In the early days, Glen Allen was known as Stewart's Gap. Glen Allen got its name from the last names of two engineers who worked with the railroad company. In early 1889 lots were laid out along the rail tracks using the railroad to serve as the center of business. Glen The railroad proved to be the backbone of the early settlement as the community prospered with the railroad's assistance in moving passengers and products east and west. Steam locomotives were first to come over the tracks. One of the first items shipped from Glen Allen by train was unwashed sand, which was loaded by hand onto the rail cars by men using wheelbarrows. The sand pit was owned and operated by the William Henry Stewart family. Other items shipped in the early times were cross ties, lumber, cotton, cotton seed, sassafras oil and coal.

Consisting of three 40-acre blocks of land in Fayette and Marion Counties, Glen Allen was incorporated in May 1959. J. P. Gilstrap served as the first mayor. Town council members were: Roy Aldridge, Johnny Dozier, David Franks, W. M. Logan and W. H. Stewart. In 1961, additional land was annexed to the original

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incorporation. A public water system was constructed in 1967. Land was annexed on the south side of town in 1968, which included Hubbertville School. The public water system was extended south to serve the school. The 1970s and 80s brought prosperity to Glen Allen with many new residences and businesses locating within the town limits. The dire need for potable water assistance prompted the annexation of the Bazemore community in the 1990s. In 2006, land was annexed to the west of the town encompassing the Elm Church community.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the town of Glen Allen.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 54.883′ N, 87° 44.402′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Alabama, in Marion County. Marker is on Alabama Route 129 just north of Twin Street North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 152 AL-129, Glen Allen AL 35559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State Bank and Trust (approx. 4.4 miles away); Winfield, Alabama (approx. 4˝ miles away); Johnny Michael Spann Memorial Park (approx. 4˝ miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 6, 2021
2. Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker
(approx. 4˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served in World War II (approx. 4˝ miles away); Berea Church of Christ (approx. 4.6 miles away); City of Guin, Alabama: The Early Years / The Storms of 1974 (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker at Post Office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, March 6, 2021
3. Town of Glen Allen, Alabama Marker at Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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