Location of Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama.
|• Total||9.63 sq mi (24.94 km2)|
|• Land||9.34 sq mi (24.20 km2)|
|• Water||0.29 sq mi (0.74 km2)|
|• Estimate (2016)||N/A|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||127416|
A slasher film, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, was made in and around the Stockton area.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The community is most likely named for Francis Stockton, who was appointed in 1809 to select a site for the first Baldwin County courthouse. The Stockton post office first began operations in 1837. 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.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
- "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
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