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] Wilmer's first mayor was Perry Walter Evans, who also founded Wilmer's fire department.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970426
198058136.4%
1990494−15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Wilmer was an incorporated community, incorporating around 1970[7] (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.[8]

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]

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