Warrenton, Alabama

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Warrenton, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Warrenton, Alabama is located in Alabama
Warrenton, Alabama
Warrenton, Alabama
Warrenton, Alabama is located in the US
Warrenton, Alabama
Warrenton, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°21′24″N 86°21′34″W / 34.35667°N 86.35944°W / 34.35667; -86.35944Coordinates: 34°21′24″N 86°21′34″W / 34.35667°N 86.35944°W / 34.35667; -86.35944
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marshall
Elevation 620 ft (190 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 128591[1]

Warrenton is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187060
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

Warrenton appeared on the 1870 U.S. Census as having a population of 60 residents. This was the only time it appeared on census rolls.

History[edit]

Warrenton was named for Warren County, Virginia by the Smiths, an early family that settled in the area.[3] Warrenton served as the county seat of Marshall County from 1841 to 1848.[4] A post office operated under the name Warrenton from 1836 to 1906.[5] Warrenton was the hometown of Thomas Atkins Street, a major in the 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment, and Oliver Day Street, who served as U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1907 to 1914 and served as special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrenton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  4. ^ "Alabama Counties: Marshall County". Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Marshall County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Thomas McAdory Owen; Marie Bankhead Owen (1921). History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. pp. 1633–.