Vineland, Alabama

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Vineland, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Vineland Baptist Church in 2009
Vineland Baptist Church in 2009
Vineland, Alabama is located in Alabama
Vineland, Alabama
Vineland, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°2′8.52″N 87°39′33.98″W / 32.0357000°N 87.6594389°W / 32.0357000; -87.6594389
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36784
Area code(s) 334

Vineland is an unincorporated community in the southeastern corner of Marengo County, Alabama.[1] Vineland had several stores, a cotton gin, and Baptist and Methodist churches. It also had a post office from 1887 to 1916, with Julius A. Kimbrough serving as the first postmaster and Solomon S. Strickland as the last.[2][3] This general area, which also included Surginer and Hampden, was originally known as Pineville Precinct. Pineville was also an early name for Putnam, in the southwestern corner of the county.[4]

Early settlers of the Pineville Precinct who were still present by the outbreak of the American Civil War included the Agee, Anderson, Allen, Autry, Carson, Corgill, Cowen, Deloach, Downey, Drinkard, Evans, Fontaine, Gibson, Green, Hall, Harper, Hasty, Hawkins, Jackson, Jordan, Kimbrough, Lockett, Loftin, McClure, Marion, Moore, Newton, Pope, Porter, Pritchett, Proctor, Reed, Sims, Smyly, Swearingen, Thompson, Twilley, Williams, Weatherly, White, and Woodward families.[4]

Geography[edit]

Vineland is located at 32°02′09″N 87°39′34″W / 32.03570°N 87.65944°W / 32.03570; -87.65944Coordinates: 32°02′09″N 87°39′34″W / 32.03570°N 87.65944°W / 32.03570; -87.65944 and has an elevation of 148 feet (45 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vineland, Alabama
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vineland Post Office (historical)
  3. ^ Appointments of United States Postmasters, 1832-1971. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Post Office Operations, 1971.
  4. ^ a b Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, pages 4–14. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X