Wilmer, Alabama

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Wilmer
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]
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMobile
Elevation249 ft (76 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
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][dead link]

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]

Education[edit]

Mobile County Public School System operates public schools serving the area.[9]

Elementary schools with Wilmer, Alabama addresses include: Wilmer Elementary School (serving the area formerly within the municipality),[10] Turner Elementary School,[11] and Tanner Williams Elementary School,[12] Areas within these boundaries are zoned to Semmes Middle School and Mary G. Montgomery High School.[13][14]

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. ^ http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Perry-Evans&lc=4405&pid=184059131&mid=7283571
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ http://rootbranchtwig.blogspot.com/2013_03_01_archive.html
  8. ^ https://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/1990s/boundary_changes/01.html
  9. ^ 1990 census map (index) has it on page 24 and 25 - U.S. Census Bureau, Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Home. Wilmer Elementary School. Retrieved on November 29, 2018. "7456 Wilmer Georgetown Road Wilmer, AL 36587" - Also "Wilmer Elementary Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Home. Turner Elementary School. Retrieved on November 29, 2018. "8361 Lott Road Wilmer, AL 36587" - "Turner Attendance Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Home. Tanner Williams Elementary School. Retrieved on November 29, 2018. "13700 Tanner Williams Road Wilmer, AL 36587" - "Tanner Williams New Attendance Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 29, 2018. Also: "Tanner Williams Old Attendance Zone."
  13. ^ "Semmes Middle Attendance Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Montgomery High School Attendance Zone." Mobile County Public School System. Retrieved on November 29, 2018.