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History of Vina - Vina, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 22.609 W 088° 03.524
16S E 402660 N 3804446
Quick Description: Vina got its name from a train engineer's wife, Elvina, whom he called Viney.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2015 9:50:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMNA9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
The History of Vina historical marker is an Alabama Tourism Department metal marker with the Alabama Great Seal at the top. It is located near a small park off Alabama Hwy 19. The marker was placed by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Vina.
Marker Name: History of Vina

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Vina was first known as Jones Crossroads, and later it was named New Burleson before the railroad came through the area. In the early 1900, 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 mayo rand P. M. Spencer as clerk.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2010

Marker Number: None

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