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

History of Wilsonville, Alabama

 
 
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By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
1. History of Wilsonville, Alabama Marker
Inscription. Wilsonville, nestled near Lay Lake in Shelby County, was named for Adam Wilson. The town was incorporated in 1897. Wilsonville was of great importance in the late 1800s because of the Southern Railway and it was also a major stop on the old stage route from Montgomery to Huntsville. Around the turn of the century, Wilsonville was the trading point for two farming sections, one known as “Four Mile” and the other as “The Kingdom.” The largest mercantile establishment in the county was conducted here by Mr. J.F. Pope, probably the largest individual taxpayer in the county at the time. In the 2000 census, there were 1551 residents with others drawn to the area because of jobs at E.C. Gaston Steam Plant, and the raising of the Coosa River to provide waterfront homes. In February 2007, the Wilsonville Town Hall was renovated through the efforts of Mayor Rosemary Liveoak, the Town Council and the community. This historical marker was dedicated to the Town of Wilsonville during the God and Country Celebration 2010.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Wilsonville.
 
Location. 33° 14.145′ N, 86° 29.068′ W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Alabama, in Shelby County. Marker is on North
History of Wilsonville, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, December 5, 2012
2. History of Wilsonville, Alabama Marker
Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9905 North Main Street, Wilsonville AL 35186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilsonville Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Forts (approx. 1.3 miles away); To The Memory of General Jackson (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fayetteville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Harpersville Garden of Memories (approx. 7.4 miles away); De Soto's Visit (approx. 7.8 miles away); The De Soto Trail (approx. 7.8 miles away); Historic Harpersville (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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