Chilton County

Chilton County

by Billy J. Singleton


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Located in the geographic center of the state, Chilton County is the Peach Capital of Alabama. The mild climate and gently sloping terrain of central Alabama provide an ideal environment for cultivation of the region's principal agricultural export and Alabama's leading commercial fruit. This distinctive setting has influenced the heritage and historical legacy of the county and its people for more than 100 years. From the big peach water tower that welcomes visitors to Chilton County to the annual peach festival celebration and the crowning of the Peach Queen, this iconic fruit has become symbolic of a way of life for residents of the Chilton County communities of Clanton, Jemison, Maplesville, Thorsby, and Verbena. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this remarkable county, Images of America: Chilton County is the story of the people and places that are the heart of Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467125185
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,234,371
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A resident of Clanton, Billy J. Singleton has written extensively on the history of Chilton County and the state of Alabama, is a member of the Alabama Historical Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Peach Capital 11

2 Reconstruction County 37

3 Clanton 67

4 Jemison 87

5 Maplesville 95

6 Thorsby 109

7 Verbena 123

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