Stockton, Alabama

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Stockton
Unincorporated community
Location of Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Location of Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Stockton is located in Alabama
Stockton
Stockton
Location within the state of Alabama
Stockton is located in the US
Stockton
Stockton
Stockton (the US)
Coordinates: 30°59′38″N 87°51′29″W / 30.99389°N 87.85806°W / 30.99389; -87.85806Coordinates: 30°59′38″N 87°51′29″W / 30.99389°N 87.85806°W / 30.99389; -87.85806
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Area[1]
 • Total 9.63 sq mi (24.94 km2)
 • Land 9.34 sq mi (24.20 km2)
 • Water 0.29 sq mi (0.74 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,046
 • Estimate (2016)[2] N/A
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-73272
GNIS feature ID 127416

Stockton is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is the nearest community to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, a National Historic Landmark.

The community is part of the Bay Minette, Alabama Bay Minette,Alabama–Daphne, Alabama|Daphne]]–FairhopeFoley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

A slasher film, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, was made in and around the Stockton area.

Demographics[edit]

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

History[edit]

The community is most likely named for Francis Stockton, who was appointed in 1809 to select a site for the first Baldwin County courthouse.[4] The Stockton post office first began operations in 1837.[5] The U. S. Mail service delivered mail from Montgomery, Alabama by stage coach twice a week to Stockton. In 1855 the United States government started a mail service between Mobile, Stockton and Claiborne, Alabama. Steamers were awarded contracts for carrying the mail, each leaving Mobile twice a week, touching at Stockton, which was connected to Montgomery by the stage line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  5. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 January 2016.