Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes
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The collection contains the minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920.
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The community takes its name from the Gurley family, who settled in the area in 1817. The town gradually formed around a water and coaling stop of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad and was originally known as Gurley's Tank. Gurley was incorporated in 1891 with 250 residents. Soon after, the population peaked at 1,000. In 1896, the post office opened, and the name was changed to Gurleysville. It was later shortened back to Gurley. The business district was nearly destroyed by fire in 1923, when a bucket brigade was able to save only two businesses. Most of the town is now included in the Gurley Historic District, which was awarded national recognition in 2003.
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Minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920
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- Guide to the Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes
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