Pine Hill, Alabama

Pine Hill, Alabama (HMW2L)

Location: Pine Hill, AL 36769 Wilcox County
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N 31° 58.77', W 87° 35.258'

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Incorporated December 2, 1895

This area was Choctaw Indian country before the arrival of settlers moving south and west in this new nation. The first settlement, known as Arnold, was located one mile north of the present town center. Mr. Charley A. Sheldon from Massachusetts, scouting for timber, described the area as that "pine hill;" thus the first post office was given the name Pine Hill when established in 1839. The arrival of the railroad in 1888 was the catalyst that brought Pine Hill to its present location. Many of the original settlers came from North and South Carolina. Among early families were Arnold, Brewer, Evans, Fuller, Gorman, Hall, Hare, Jordan, Lindsey, Mayton, Morgan, Shamburger, Sheffield, and Small. There were other settlements in the area that contributed to the population of Pine Hill, namely Yellow Bluff, Bethel and Enon.
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Important Events In The History of Pine Hill
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1839 Post office established
1856 Dr. J. A. Thompson becomes first doctor
1888 Birmingham & Mobile Railroad established
1890 First official school begins
1894 First church building, Pine Hill Baptist Church begins
1895 Town of Pine Hill incorporated and Clay Sheffield Bank established
1903 Vredenburgh Saw Mill Company begins operating
1911 Alabama & Northwestern Railroad established
1925 First telephone system established
1927 Electrical service begins
1946 Bank of Pine Hill chartered
1951 Municipal water system built
1952 Volunteer Fire Department begins
1966 MacMillan-Bloedel Wood Products Complex established and municipal airport built
1967 Natural gas distribution system begins
1970 Surface water treatment plant and sewerage system established
1981 Pine Hill purchases municipal park and museum property
HM NumberHMW2L
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the Town of Pine Hill
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 444482 N 3538314
Decimal Degrees31.97950000, -87.58763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.77', W 87° 35.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 46.20" N, 87° 35' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4102 Broad St, Pine Hill AL 36769, US
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