Aberfoil Community

Aberfoil Community (HM15H3)

Location: Union Springs, AL 36089 Bullock County
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N 32° 4.104', W 85° 41.234'

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The town of Aberfoil was incorporated January 26, 1839, in then Macon County, with the first election for councilors conducted and managed by Lewis Stoudenmire, Charles G. Lynch, Thomas Scott, David Hudson, and A. J. and E. A. Jackson. Aberfoil was the first town incorporated within the present boundaries of Bullock County, and was one of three sites considered for the county seat in 1867.

The Aberoil post office was established with Alfred Spaulding appointed postmaster on September 3, 1837. The Aberfoil Male and Female Academy was incorporated as the community's first school on February 2, 1839, with Lewis Stoudenmire, Benjamin Scot, Samuel Johnson, James Larkin, Charles G. Lynch, Linson Keener and John McBearhall as trustees. Aberfoil Academy, with F. G. Thomas, James Larkin, A. Y. Frierson, Lewis Stoudenmire, Frederick Houghton as trustees, followed in 1843. Another Aberfoil Academy was incorporated in 1860, with Howell Peebles, John Allums, Simon Stinson and N. G. Owens as trustees. Aberfoil Public School was organized by Reverend C. H. Thornton in 1890, located next to the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church.

Aberfoil community has been served by Lydia Baptist Church and Aberfoil Methodist Episcopal Church for the white population and Walton Chapel and Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church for the African American population. Cemeteries in the community include Lydia Cemetery, Aberfoil Methodist Episcopal South Church Cemetery (Aberfoil family Cemetery), Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, and African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery. Several stores, a Masonic Lodge and a blacksmith shop served the community which thrived into the early 1900s.

Dallas Stoudenmire, a native of Aberfoil, joined the Confederate army at age 16 and became a legendary lawman in the post-war West where he served as a Texas Ranger, Town Marshall of El Paso, and United States Deputy Marshal.

HM NumberHM15H3
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Bullock County Historical Society and the Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 623910 N 3548771
Decimal Degrees32.06840000, -85.68723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.104', W 85° 41.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 6.24" N, 85° 41' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 707 Bullock County 31, Union Springs AL 36089, US
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