Irvington, Alabama

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Irvington, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Irvington, Alabama is located in Alabama
Irvington, Alabama
Irvington, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°30′24″N 88°14′2″W / 30.50667°N 88.23389°W / 30.50667; -88.23389
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36544
Area code(s) 251

Irvington, Alabama is an unincorporated community located along U.S. Route 90, east of St. Elmo, Alabama and north of Bayou La Batre, Alabama in southwestern Mobile County, Alabama. It has a post office utilizing the 36544 ZIP code and is home to the Mobile International Speedway and Silver King Golf Course.[1]

History[edit]

Early in the 20th century, Irvington was a thriving farm community and the center of a lucrative Tung oil (Vernicia fordii) business.[2][3][4]

Geography[edit]

Irvington is located at 30°30′25″N 88°14′02″W / 30.50686°N 88.23389°W / 30.50686; -88.23389Coordinates: 30°30′25″N 88°14′02″W / 30.50686°N 88.23389°W / 30.50686; -88.23389 and has an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Irvington, Alabama
  2. ^ See, Official State records for Daniels Tung Orchard and Mill, Inc., online at http://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/corpdetail.mbr/detail?corp=733338&page=name&file=D
  3. ^ See, Official State records for Irvington Land and Tung Orchards, Inc., online at http://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/corpdetail.mbr/detail?corp=758809&page=name&file=D
  4. ^ See pictures and story in The National Magazine, May-Sept. 1911, p. 428, found online at http://books.google.com/books?id=5kUPAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA432&dq=turpentine+grand+bay+alabama&lr=#v=onepage&q=turpentine%20grand%20bay%20alabama&f=false