Canoe Station

Canoe Station (HM1DDJ)

Location: Atmore, AL 36502 Escambia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 1.581', W 87° 24.568'

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Settled by A.J. Hall in 1852 and occupied by Confederate troops because of its value as a railroad stop during the War Between the States (1861-65), Canoe was the site of a March 27, 1865 encampment of Union forces. The 1870s brought expansion through the A.M. Lowery sawmill. The Farrar, Lowrey, Stanton, Watson, and other stores prospered (1890s-1950s). Schools educated the young and the L&N Railroad provided passenger service (1890-1960s).

The mineral springs was a social center and water was bottled and shipped from the site (early 1900s). WPA employed residents during the Great Depression (1930s). Local sons fought in WWII (1941-45). Many businesses had closed by the mid-1960s as larger commercial centers attracted Canoe's residents.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe William Carney Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans & Residents and the Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 460920 N 3432594
Decimal Degrees31.02635000, -87.40946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 1.581', W 87° 24.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 1' 34.86" N, 87° 24' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6201 US-31, Atmore AL 36502, US
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