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Atmore, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 31° 01.446 W 087° 29.535
16R E 453018 N 3432376
Quick Description: Marker located on East Nashville Ave in downtown Atmore describes the beginnings of the city and a little of its history.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 4:04:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMKCR8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
Marker text:

In 1897, town leaders wanted to change the name of Williams Station to Carney, in honor of William Marshall Carney, the man who had contributed greatly to the town's growth. However, Mr. Carney's brother had already started a settlement in Baldwin County and given it his family name. Having two towns with the same name so close together would create confusion. Determined to honor W.M. Carney, the leaders asked him to select the town's new name. He honored his good friend, Charles Pawson Atmore, general passenger agent for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the New York Times, C.P. Atmore died at age 66, on May 29, 1900. There is no record that he ever visited the little town named for him.
On May 23, 1907, Atmore became an incorporated municipality. The town celebrated this centennial milestone at Heritage Park in May 2007.
Marker Name: Atmore, Alabama

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department, Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atmore.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: Not Listed

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