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Vina in Franklin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

History of Vina

 
 
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By David J Gaines, January 24, 2015
1. History of Vina Marker
Inscription. Vina was first known as Jones Crossroads, and later it was called New Burleson before the railroad came through the area. In the early 1900s, the Illinois Central Railroad was built through Jones Crossroads and the town’s name was changed to Vina because an engineer on a train had a wife named Elvina that he called Viney. The first store was established by Weatherford and Wren in 1906. The first shipment of goods delivered by the train to Vina was in 1907. On January 10, 1910, the first passenger train came through Vina. The first post office was granted in 1907 with W.H. Weatherford as postmaster. Eighty acres of land owned by a Mr. Rollins and Mr. Wilson were purchased for settlement and is now the present location of Vina. The Town of Vina was incorporated in 1909 and the first ordinance on record was passed on November 2, 1914 with A.W. Wright as mayor and P.M. Spencer as clerk.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Vina.
 
Location. 34° 22.61′ N, 88° 3.523′ W. Marker is in Vina, Alabama, in Franklin County. Marker is on County Route 23 north of Alabama Route 19, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vina AL 35593, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
History of Vina Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, January 24, 2015
2. History of Vina Marker
markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pride in Our Past, Faith in Our Future (approx. 6½ miles away); The Calaboose (approx. 6½ miles away); Bay Theater (approx. 6½ miles away); Red Bay Ice and Gin Company (approx. 6½ miles away); Yarber Grist Mill (approx. 6½ miles away); Red Bay School (approx. 6.6 miles away); Red Bay Depot & Hotel (approx. 6.6 miles away); "Spirit of Hodges" (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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