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Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0604

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920.

Dates

  • 1913-1920

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500