Historic Markers Across Alabama

History of Wilsonville

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: At the town hall, North Main Street, Wilsonville, AL
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 33° 14.145    W 086° 29.068
  33.23575    -86.48446666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFW6M


Wilsonville is nestled in the beautiful Shelby County and Lay Lake.

Wilsonville was named after Adam Wilson, and it was incorporated in 1897. Wilsonville was of great importance in the late 1800's, because of the Southern Railway.

It was an important point on the old stage route from Montgomery to Huntsville.

Around the turn of the century it was the trading point for two excellent farming sections, one known as"Four Mile” and the other"The Kingdom”.

The largest mercantile establishment in the county was conducted here by Mr. J.F. Pope, probably the largest individual taxpayer in the county at the time.

In the 2000 census there were 1,551 residents. There are more people moving to this area because of the jobs at E.C. Gaston Steam Plant, and the raising of the Coosa River to provide water front homes.
In February 2007 Wilsonville Town Hall was newly renovated under the current Mayor Rosemary Liveoak, Town Council and Community.

God and Country Celebration 2010 dedicates this Historical Marker to the Town of Wilsonville.

End of History of Wilsonville