Fort Morgan, Alabama

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Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan is located in Alabama
Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
Location within the state of Alabama
Fort Morgan is located in the United States
Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°13′43″N 88°01′23″W / 30.22861°N 88.02306°W / 30.22861; -88.02306Coordinates: 30°13′43″N 88°01′23″W / 30.22861°N 88.02306°W / 30.22861; -88.02306
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBaldwin
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID156368[1]

Fort Morgan, also known as Fort Bowyer, is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is west of Gulf Shores on Mobile Point. Mobile Point extends from Gulf Shores to the west, towards historic Fort Morgan at the tip of the peninsula.

History[edit]

The population in 1880 was 38.[2]

A post office operated under the name Fort Morgan from 1892 to 1924.[3]

Some Fort Morgan residents have sought to incorporate their community, and have pursued litigation against Gulf Shores. In 2016, a bill to incorporate Fort Morgan was not considered by the Alabama legislature. The Fort Morgan Civic Association has stated that incorporation would enable the community to protect itself from waterfront development, after Alabama made a "$1.8 million investment in renovating the state's rundown beach house there".[4]

Geography[edit]

The community is part of the DaphneFairhopeFoley Micropolitan Statistical Area. Unofficially, along with Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, the community is considered to be a part of the Emerald Coast region that the western panhandle of Florida is located on. Additionally, Fort Morgan is located across Mobile Bay from Dauphin Island.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fort Morgan". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Sharp, John (May 3, 2016). "How Alabama Lawmakers Slowed Fort Morgan's Incorporation Push". Advance Local.
  5. ^ "Fort Morgan Alabama Historical Site Information/ - Fort Morgan State Historic Site Gulf Shores Alabama". fort-morgan.org. Retrieved January 15, 2019.