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Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Electric Cooperative

 
 
Pioneer Electric Cooperative Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
1. Pioneer Electric Cooperative Marker
Inscription.  The Butler County Electric Membership Corporation was formed as a rural electric cooperative in Greenville in July 1938. The first home receiving electricity from the cooperative was located near here.

The Cooperative's original Board of Directors included Dr. C. Wall, president, W.M. Harrison, Dr. R.L. Jernigan, Arthur Bennett, E.L. Cunningham, D.P. Robbins, P.E. Youngblood, H.M. Hardy and T.J. Middleton. Edwin Wallace was first manager.

In 1940, the Cooperative's name was changed to Pioneer Electric Cooperative and it expanded to provide service in Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox counties as well as Butler.
 
Erected 1985 by Alabama Historical Commission and in commemoration of this founding by Pioneer Electric Cooperative.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Rural Electrification 💡 series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1938.
 
Location. 31° 47.343′ N, 86° 35.348′ W. Marker is
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in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker is on Halso Mill Road (County Route 59) 0.1 miles south of Mt. Zion Road (County Road 65), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2066 Halso Mill Road, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Butler County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Operation Desert Storm (approx. 3.3 miles away); Butler County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Confederate Hospital (approx. 3.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); In Memory of Captain William Butler (approx. 3.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
First home connected in area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
2. First home connected in area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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