Montrose, Alabama

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Montrose, Alabama
Tolstoy Park
Tolstoy Park
Montrose, Alabama is located in Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Montrose, Alabama is located in the United States
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°33′54″N 87°53′38″W / 30.56500°N 87.89389°W / 30.56500; -87.89389Coordinates: 30°33′54″N 87°53′38″W / 30.56500°N 87.89389°W / 30.56500; -87.89389
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBaldwin
Elevation
102 ft (31 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36559
Area code(s)251
GNIS feature ID152365[1]

Montrose, also known as Sibley City, is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay.[1]

Montrose is part of the DaphneFairhopeFoley Micropolitan Statistical Area. Montrose has two sites included on the National Register of Historic Places, the Henry Stuart House and the Montrose Historic District.[2]

History[edit]

The community was originally known as Sibley City in honor of Cyrus Sibley, an early landowner in the area. The name was then changed to Montrose, in honor of Montrose, Scotland.[3] A post office first opened under the name Montrose in 1879.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Miller Reese Hutchison (1876–1944), electrical engineer and inventor credited with developing some of the first portable electric devices, such as the vehicle horn and hearing aid.
  • Eric Yelding, former Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros and [[Chicago Cubs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Montrose
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 96. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  4. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 January 2016.