Waugh, Alabama

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Waugh, Alabama
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Waugh, Alabama
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Waugh, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°21′55″N86°02′42″W / 32.36528°N 86.04500°W / 32.36528; -86.04500 Coordinates: 32°21′55″N86°02′42″W / 32.36528°N 86.04500°W / 32.36528; -86.04500
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 128654 [1]

Waugh is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, located at the intersection of U.S. Route 80 and Alabama State Route 126, 15.3 miles (24.6 km) east of Montgomery.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Montgomery County, Alabama County in the United States

Montgomery County is a county located in the south central portion of the State of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229,363, making it the fourth-most populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Montgomery, the state capital.

Alabama State of the United States of America

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.

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History

A post office operated under the name Waugh from 1893 to 1956. [2]

Waugh was formerly the home of the Montgomery County Training School, which taught African American boys and girls agricultural and homemaking skills. [3]

Lucas Tavern was also formerly located in Waugh. In April 1825, General Lafayette stayed the night at the tavern on his way to Montgomery. [4]

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette French general and politician.

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, known in the United States simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. After returning to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830.

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References

  1. "Waugh". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. Joyce Antler; Sari Knopp Biklen (1990). Changing Education: Women as Radicals and Conservators. SUNY Press. p. 78. ISBN   978-0-7914-0233-7.
  4. Writers' Program (Ala.) (1 January 1941). Alabama: A Guide to the Deep South. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 286. ISBN   978-0-403-02153-6.