Montrose, Alabama

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Montrose, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Montrose, Alabama is located in Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama is located in the US
Montrose, Alabama
Montrose, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
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
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 102 ft (31 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36559
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 152365[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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Montrose
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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.