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Homewood - Homewood, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 28.826 W 086° 47.383
16S E 519536 N 3704569
Quick Description: Homewood Historical Marker, Homewood, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 8:01:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMDDQH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Historical marker located in front of the Homewood Municipal Building on 19th Street South. The marker recounts the growth of the City of Homewood by mergers with smaller communities. The marker was placed by the City of Homewood and the Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society.
Marker Name: Homewood

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Beginning in the mid 19th century settlers first emigrated into a vast wooded wilderness now known as Homewood. On February 11, 1927, the merger of Edgewood, Grove Park and Rosedale became the new City of Homewood. On October 14, 1929 Hollywood was annexed. November 14, 1955 Oak Grove and Drexel Hills came in. Later annexations included the Lakeshore area (1959-60), Edgemont, more of Oak Grove, West Valley Avenue and Wildwood (1950’s-1970’s). The first mayor, known as “The Father of Homewood,” was Charles Rice. Homewood City Hall was completed January 5, 1928. The city now encompasses 9.5 square miles with a population of 25,045.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2003

Marker Number: None

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