Siluria, Alabama

Siluria is a former town and now a neighborhood in Alabaster, Alabama, located in Shelby County, Alabama in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area. It was the home of a large cotton mill and company-built mill village which began operations in 1896 and finally closed in 1979. It was incorporated on 25 May 1954, but was later annexed by Alabaster in May 1971.[2] It's named for the Silurian geological period because of rocks found there.[3] A post office was established in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1972.[4]

Siluria, Alabama
Siluria, Alabama is located in Alabama
Siluria, Alabama
Siluria, Alabama
Siluria, Alabama is located in the United States
Siluria, Alabama
Siluria, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°13′45″N 86°49′30″W / 33.22917°N 86.82500°W / 33.22917; -86.82500Coordinates: 33°13′45″N 86°49′30″W / 33.22917°N 86.82500°W / 33.22917; -86.82500
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyShelby
Elevation
492 ft (150 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)205, 659
GNIS feature ID126847[1]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960736
1970678−7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Siluria". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Boundary and Annexation Survey. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1975-01-01.
  3. ^ "Profile for Siluria, Alabama, AL". ePodunk. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8.
  7. ^ "Cathy O'Donnell". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-05-10.

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