Townley, Alabama

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Townley, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Townley, Alabama is located in Alabama
Townley, Alabama
Townley, Alabama
Townley, Alabama is located in USA
Townley, Alabama
Townley, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°49′44″N 87°25′54″W / 33.82899°N 87.43167°W / 33.82899; -87.43167
Country United States
State Alabama
County Walker
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Townley is an unincorporated community in Walker County, Alabama, United States.[1] It was formerly an incorporated town from 1895 until the 1920s. Townley has one site on the National Register of Historic Places, Boshell's Mill.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 124
1910 235 89.5%
1920 1,554 561.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Townley was initially incorporated in 1895.[4] It appeared on the next three consecutive U.S. Censuses, reaching its zenith in 1920, when it became the 4th largest town[5] in Walker County, with 1,554 residents. At some point after 1920, it either disincorporated or lost its charter, and has not appeared on census rolls since.

Geography[edit]

Townley is located at an elevation of 338 feet (103 m).[1]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Townley, Alabama
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.cydrawls.com/TCranfrd.html
  5. ^ 1830-2010 U.S. Censuses research on Walker County, Alabama communities