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Gantts Quarry, Alabama

Gantts Quarry, Alabama
Town
Abandoned houses in Gantts Quarry
Abandoned houses in Gantts Quarry
Location in Talladega County and the state of Alabama
Location in Talladega County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Alabama
County Talladega
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/sq mi (0.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-28984
GNIS feature ID 0118815

Gantts Quarry is a quarry and ghost town in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. The population was 0 at the 2000 census,[1] although it had seven residents as late as the 1998 population estimate.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4

History

The history of the town goes back to 1830 when Dr. Edward Gantt discovered white marble and was one of the first towns in the county. A block of marble from the area is in the Washington Monument.[3] The 1930 census showed a population of 542 but the Great Depression and dwindling demand for marble used in building construction began the towns decline. In 1940 the population was 456 and by 1973 it was down to 63 residents. According to the 1990 U.S. Census, the incorporated town of Gantt's Quarry had a population of seven.[3]

The town was governed by a mayor, a five member city council, and the odd citizen out served as the town clerk. By the time of the 2000 Census, the town shows a population of zero,[4] and much of it appears to have been annexed into the city of Sylacauga. Preventing such an annexation was most likely the reason the town incorporated in the first place.

Geography

Gantts Quarry is located at 33°08'54" North, 86°17'22" West (33.152570, -86.28942).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the location has a total area of 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²), all land.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ Bogie, Donald. 5,500 Year Old Concept Still Emerging in the Montgomery Area, Montgomery Advertiser, reprinted by Auburn University Montgomery. Printed January 1998; accessed 2007-12-13.
  3. ^ a b http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1891&dat=19911128&id=9WIfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qtQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1161,3205175
  4. ^ http://www.al.com/specialreport/census/glance.html
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  

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