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Guide to the Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes MSS.0604

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-25T13:25-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes

Unit ID:

MSS.0604

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1913-1920

Abstract:

Minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920

creator

Gurley (Ala.) Board of Aldermen.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the minutes of the Board of Alderman, Gurley, Madison County, Alabama from 16 December 1913 through 8 October 1920.

Preferred Citation:

Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, Board of Alderman meeting minutes, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

The community takes its name from the Gurley family, who settled in the area in 1817. The town gradually formed around a water and coaling stop of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad and was originally known as Gurley's Tank. Gurley was incorporated in 1891 with 250 residents. Soon after, the population peaked at 1,000. In 1896, the post office opened, and the name was changed to Gurleysville. It was later shortened back to Gurley. The business district was nearly destroyed by fire in 1923, when a bucket brigade was able to save only two businesses. Most of the town is now included in the Gurley Historic District, which was awarded national recognition in 2003.

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unknown

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama--Politics and government (lcsh)

City councils (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Minutes (aat)

Minutes Ledger Box 949