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Westover in Shelby County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town of Westover

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Town of Westover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 8, 2013
1. Town of Westover Marker
Inscription.  Located in Shelby County, the Town of Westover was established in 1901. Originally called Weldon or Cobb, Westover received its name from the AB&A Railroad. Westover was a passenger and mail stop. The Old Rock School served the children of the area in the 1940s and 1950s. As the sawmills and schools closed, the sewer line, new homes and businesses brought positive growth and change to the area. Incorporated in 2001, Westover is governed by a mayor and five-member city council. At the time of the dedication of this historical marker in 2010, the elected officials were Mayor J. Mark McLaughlin and council members: Samuel L. Mann, Larry Riggins, Annette S. Taylor, Andrea Hunter and Jeanne Champion Fisch. The city clerk was Wayne Jones.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Westover.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 33° 21.524′ N, 86° 31.138′ W. Marker is in Westover, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on County Route 280, on the right
Town of Westover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, January 8, 2013
2. Town of Westover Marker
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when traveling north. Located at the Westover town hall on Shelby County Road 280 (old US Hwy 280). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westover AL 35185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories (approx. 4.9 miles away); Historic Harpersville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Sterrett Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Quinn Burying Ground (approx. 6.3 miles away); Town of Vincent (approx. 6½ miles away); City Of Chelsea (approx. 6.6 miles away); Confederate Forts (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 5, 2022