Mooresville, Alabama

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Mooresville, Alabama
Town
Location in Limestone County and the state of Alabama
Location in Limestone County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 34°37′37″N 86°52′52″W / 34.62694°N 86.88111°W / 34.62694; -86.88111
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Town of Mooresville November 16th, 1818[1]
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 59
 • Density 590/sq mi (295/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35649
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-51264
GNIS feature ID 0123033
Website www.mooresvilleal.com
Mooresville
Store in Mooresville, Alabama Highsmith.jpg
Store and restaurant in Mooresville, 2010
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000165[2]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1972

Mooresville is a town in Limestone County, Alabama, United States, located southeast of the intersection of Interstate 565 and Interstate 65, and north of Wheeler Lake.

The town is between Huntsville and Decatur, and is part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area; its population as of the 2000 census is 59.

Although the town's per-capita income is over $50,000, Mooresville is within the area covered by the charter for the Appalachian Regional Commission, an organization whose goal is to help increase the per-capita income of impoverished areas. Mooresville is within Corridor V of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

The town was the primary filming location for Disney's Tom and Huck (1995).[3]

History[edit]

Mooresville is one of the oldest incorporated towns in Alabama, incorporated on November 16, 1818. It was incorporated during the time that Alabama was a Territory before statehood. The entire town, characterized as a picturesque early 19th century village, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][4] The post office (1840) is the oldest still in operation in the state and features call boxes built prior to the American Civil War. Andrew Johnson, later president of the United States, was an apprentice tailor in Mooresville as a young man.[4] Mooresville was occupied by the Union Army several times during the Civil War, and a number of skirmishes were fought in the vicinity.

Geography[edit]

Mooresville is located at 34°37′37″N 86°52′52″W / 34.62694°N 86.88111°W / 34.62694; -86.88111 (34.626931, -86.881091).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 59 people, 24 households, and 19 families residing in the town. The population density was 741.1 people per square mile (284.8/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 351.7 per square mile (135.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.14% White and 11.86% Black or African American.

There were 24 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 40.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 118.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,167, and the median income for a family was $136,039. Males had a median income of $51,667 versus $65,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $51,694, unusually high for the state. No families and 4.3% of the population are living below the poverty line, including 3.33% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama: Containing The Statutes and Resolutions in Force at the end of the General Assembly in January, 1823. Published by Ginn & Curtis, J. & J. Harper, Printers, New-York, 1828. Title 62. Chapter XXIV. Page 802-803. "An Act to Incorporate the Town of Mooresville, and for other purposes.—Passed November 16, 1818." (Google Books)
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Filming Locations for Tom and Huck (1995)". Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  4. ^ a b Town of Mooresville website
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 34°37′37″N 86°52′52″W / 34.626931°N 86.881091°W / 34.626931; -86.881091