Jefferson, Alabama

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Jefferson, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Jefferson, Alabama is located in Alabama
Jefferson, Alabama
Jefferson, Alabama
Jefferson, Alabama is located in the US
Jefferson, Alabama
Jefferson, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°23′8.88″N 87°53′53.41″W / 32.3858000°N 87.8981694°W / 32.3858000; -87.8981694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36745
Area code(s) 334

Jefferson is an unincorporated community in Marengo County, Alabama, United States.[1] It is the birthplace of sculptor, Geneva Mercer.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 233
1880 204 −12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Jefferson appeared on the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Censuses. In 1870, it reported 233 residents. Of those, 143 (61%) were black and 90 (39%) were white.[4] Racial demographics in 1880 were not reported. These were the only two occasions on which it appeared on census records.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1810, before Marengo was a county or Alabama was a state. Most of the original settlers were veterans of the American Revolution, including John Sample, John Gilmore, and Reuben Hildreth.[5] The village was named Jefferson in 1820, after Thomas Jefferson, and that year saw the first church established.[5] The population had reached 200 people by 1860 and the village contained two dry goods stores, one drugstore, a male and a female academy, a Masonic Lodge, a hotel, two tanneries, a wagon shop, and a blacksmith shop.[5]

Geography[edit]

Jefferson is located at 32°23′09″N 87°53′53″W / 32.38580°N 87.89817°W / 32.38580; -87.89817Coordinates: 32°23′09″N 87°53′53″W / 32.38580°N 87.89817°W / 32.38580; -87.89817 and has an elevation of 233 feet (71 m).

Historic sites[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jefferson, Alabama". "ePodunk Community Profiles". Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Pub. Consultants. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-891647-58-1. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1870a-05.pdf
  5. ^ a b c Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, page 7. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X