Marvyn, Alabama

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Marvyn
Unincorporated community
Marvyn's abandoned service station located at the intersection of Alabama Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 80.
Marvyn's abandoned service station located at the intersection of Alabama Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 80.
Marvyn is located in Alabama
Marvyn
Marvyn
Marvyn is located in USA
Marvyn
Marvyn
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°26′21″N 85°21′51″W / 32.43917°N 85.36417°W / 32.43917; -85.36417Coordinates: 32°26′21″N 85°21′51″W / 32.43917°N 85.36417°W / 32.43917; -85.36417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lee
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID 122351[1]

Marvyn, also spelled Marvin, is an unincorporated community southerly located in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It sits at the crossroads of Alabama Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 80, and in the Lee County "panhandle" between Russell County and Macon County. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

Marvyn was originally located in Russell County, but was granted to Lee County in 1923 in exchange for Phenix City. A soil series is named after Marvyn, as it was first described in the area. The Marvyn soil series is described as a "fine-loamy, siliceous, thermic Typic Hapludults.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 241
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Marvyn appeared on the U.S. Census in 1880 with a population of 241 residents. At the time it was located in Russell County. This was the only time it was listed on the census rolls as a separate community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marvyn, Alabama
  2. ^ Claude E. Boyd (31 July 1995). Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-412-06941-3. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  • Barnes, Margaret Anne (1998). The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama. Macon, Ga., Mercer University Press. ISBN 0-86554-613-4

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