Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs

Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs (HM1IM5)

Location: Geraldine, AL 35974 DeKalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 21.746', W 86° 0.334'

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No one knows for sure how Geraldine got its name. Some say it was named for a lovely Indian maiden. The first official record was on September 5, 1882 when Mr. William A. Johnson applied for the location of a new post office. The record of the post office shows that the name "Lee" was written on the first application, but was marked through and the name Geraldine was written. The Town of Geraldine was incorporated in 1956. The first city officials were: Mayor: Raymond Upton: Councilman: D.G. Morrow, Ernest Upton, T.A. Guest, V.W. Martin, and Leroy Porter: and Town Clerk: Verlon Masters. The Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1958 with Arthur Porter as the first Fire Chief.
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The first Geraldine School was established in 1911. It was accredited for the 1920-21 school year. The high school band was organized in 1958. Geraldine School was accredited with the Association of High Schools and Colleges in 1961. Athletics have been important from the early 1920s to the present. The girls' basketball team was state champion in 1929. The boys' basketball team was state champion in 1931, 32, and 33. The girls' softball team was state champion in 1999 and 2000. The girls' volleyball team was state champion in 2001.
HM NumberHM1IM5
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the Town of Crossville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 591443 N 3802790
Decimal Degrees34.36243333, -86.00556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.746', W 86° 0.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 44.76" N, 86° 0' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40956 AL-75, Geraldine AL 35974, US
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