Historic Markers Across Alabama

Town of Dutton

Marker ID: ABT 
County: Jackson
Waymark: None


Side 1:
The Town of Dutton was incorporated in 1963. The town was named after Marion M. Dutton. The prime reason for incorporating the area was to have an entity in place in order to form the Waterworks Board of Dutton and to be able to borrow government funds to install a water system. The present Town Hall and Fire Department building was constructed in 1989. The land was donated by W.L. and Pauline Dilbeck. Former mayors include: E.B. Thomas, W.L. Dilbeck, Denny Higgins, John B. Ryan, Franklin Myers, Oscar Beard, Sue Strickland, Larry Stockman, Philip Anderson, John Mickey Ryan, and Bryan Stewart. The town was awarded the Alabama Municipal Achievement Award in 2007 and a National Award in 2007 for its participation in the National Night Out Program. Each year, Dutton celebrates with a community Christmas Parade and Open House at the Town Hall on the second Saturday in December.

Side 2:
Dutton Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1967 from the dreams of a group of men to whom the community will always owe a huge debt. Founding members of the Fire Department include: James Bell, George Dupree, Dean Germany, Glenn Gregg, Denny Higgins, Pat Millican, J.C. Mount, Franklin Myers, James Smart, John B. Ryan, Mickey Ryan, Dairol Stockman, Sylvie Stockman and Charles Tigue. Sylvie Stockman served as the first fire chief. Just like their predecessors, today's Fire Department members are committed to providing a vital service to the community. The Dutton Community Park was built in 1978. With the help of the Dutton Ruritan Club, the town purchased 14 acres of land for the project. The Dutton Community Library formed in 2008 and is currently housed in the home of the late Virgie Chambers, a retired school teacher. One room of the library is dedicated to her memory and her love of teaching. In 2009, the Town of Dutton and the Dutton Community Library was presented the Alabama League of Municipalities Municipal Quality of Life Award.

Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Dutton

December 2010

End of Town of Dutton