Bladon Springs, Alabama

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Bladon Springs, Alabama
Bladon Springs Methodist Church, built circa 1847.
Bladon Springs Methodist Church, built circa 1847.
Bladon Springs, Alabama is located in Alabama
Bladon Springs, Alabama
Bladon Springs, Alabama
Bladon Springs, Alabama is located in the US
Bladon Springs, Alabama
Bladon Springs, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°43′50″N 88°11′51″W / 31.73056°N 88.19750°W / 31.73056; -88.19750Coordinates: 31°43′50″N 88°11′51″W / 31.73056°N 88.19750°W / 31.73056; -88.19750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Choctaw
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251

Bladon Springs is an unincorporated community in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States.[1] The community grew up around and gained its name from the mineral springs that once were operated as a renowned hotel and spa, now within the modern Bladon Springs State Park. The community itself featured many ornate homes and cottages built as summer residences by people from other parts of the state and elsewhere.[2] Much of the community is part of the Bladon Springs Historic District, listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on April 1, 1976.[3]

In 1880 and 1890, Bladon Springs was listed on the U.S. Census as having 573 and 440 persons, making it the then-most populous community in Choctaw County.

Geography[edit]

Bladon Springs is located at 31°43′51″N 88°11′51″W / 31.73071°N 88.19751°W / 31.73071; -88.19751 and has an elevation of 95 feet (29 m).[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 573
1890 440 −23.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bladon Springs
  2. ^ Sulzby, James Frederick. Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts, pages 51–58. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1960. ISBN 0-8173-5309-7.
  3. ^ "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. May 31, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 6, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.