Newville, Alabama / Newville Pioneers

Newville, Alabama / Newville Pioneers (HM1D20)

Location: Headland, AL 36345 Henry County
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N 31° 25.27', W 85° 20.172'

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Newville, Alabama

James Madison Wells founded a village called Wells circa 1882. When Abbeville Southern Railroad laid tracks through the town in 1893, its name was changed to Wells Station. The post office was built in 1894. Wells Station incorporated as "Newville" in 1903. The town of Newville became prosperous with merchants, banks, lodges, doctors, churches, a Newville High School, a Rosenwald High School, societies, a newspaper, a depot, sawmills, cotton gins, mule stables and all the elements required by a developing town. Newville's slow decline commenced after the great depression due to farm mechanization and loss of commerce.

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Newville Pioneers

Pioneer men and women of Wells and Newville were farmers, housewives, laborers, tradesmen and entrepreneurs seeking a better life. These pioneers were risk takers who forged a new village and town. Some of these hard working adventurers included pioneering families of: James M. Wells, T. J. Bond, Moses M. Bond, Henry L. Brackin, John Griffin, H. C. Price, Joe Whiddon, Jim Griffin, Dr. Carl T. Jones, Dr. Littleton T. Hutto, James W. Capps, Bud Coley, Abner Jackson, Dr. A. L. Whigham, Lawrence Cotton, Eddie Kirkland, Joe McClendon, John W. Whiddon, Joseph S. Kirkland, William Kirkland and others.
HM NumberHM1D20
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission, The Henry County Historical Group and Friends of Newville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 658144 N 3477476
Decimal Degrees31.42116667, -85.33620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.27', W 85° 20.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 16.20" N, 85° 20' 10.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Broad St, Headland AL 36345, US
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