Wilmer, Alabama

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Wilmer
Unincorporated community
Wilmer is located in Alabama
Wilmer
Wilmer
Location within Alabama
Coordinates: 30°49′24″N 088°21′41″W / 30.82333°N 88.36139°W / 30.82333; -88.36139Coordinates: 30°49′24″N 088°21′41″W / 30.82333°N 88.36139°W / 30.82333; -88.36139 [1]
Country United States
State Alabama
County Mobile
Elevation[1] 249 ft (76 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36587
Area code(s) 251
GNIS ID[1] 129064

Wilmer is an unincorporated community in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.[1][2]

History[edit]

Wilmer was named in honor of Richard Hooker Wilmer, the second bishop of Alabama in the Episcopal Church.[3] A post office first opened under the name Wilmer in 1894.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 426
1980 581 36.4%
1990 494 −15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Wilmer was an incorporated community, incorporating around 1970[6] (though just after the census was taken, as it did not formally appear until the 1980 U.S. Census, with the 1970 population figure when it was still unincorporated). It formally disincorporated effective September 30, 1993. Wilmer, AL first mayor was Perry Walter Evans. During Perry Walter Evans time in Wilmer; He also Founded Wilmer fire department which is still in service today.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wilmer is located at 30°49′24″N 088°21′41″W / 30.82333°N 88.36139°W / 30.82333; -88.36139 (30.8232430, -88.3614002). The elevation is 249 feet (76 m).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Feature Detail Report for: Wilmer (Mobile County, Alabama)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Wilmer, Alabama". Alabama Home Town Locator. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 149. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  4. ^ "Mobile County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://rootbranchtwig.blogspot.com/2013_03_01_archive.html
  7. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/1990s/boundary_changes/01.html