On December 5, 1866, Bullock County was created out of portions of Macon, Barbour, Pike, and Montgomery Counties. Union Springs was selected as its county seat. County officials were elected and a jail and courthouse were constructed. New brick business buildings were built. Railroads were routed through the town, cotton warehouses were built, two cemeteries were designated, two fire departments and schools were established. During the period 1890-1910, an opera house, race track, street railroad, and banks were established. Electrical, water, sewage, and telephone systems improved the quality of life. Large homes of various architectural styles were built which reflected the success of their owners. Men and women of Union Springs have served proudly and with honor in all of the country's wars and conflicts. Union Springs is the "Bird Dog Field Trial Capitol of the World" and is the only city in the United States that can say "Welcome to USA."
|Placed By||Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Union Springs|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 621091 N 3557278|
|Decimal Degrees||32.14543333, -85.71601667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 8.726', W 85° 42.961'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 8' 43.56" N, 85° 42' 57.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 212 N Prairie St, Union Springs AL 36089, US|
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