Historic Markers Across Alabama

Town of Margaret

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: on Main Street in front of the city park, Margaret, AL
County: St. Clair
Coordinates: N 33° 41.117    W 086° 28.525
  33.68528333    -86.47541666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDBGF


Side 1:
The Town of Margaret traces its roots to the Alabama Fuel & Iron Company. Organized in the early 1900's, Alabama Fuel & Iron Company developed the Margaret coal mines under the leadership of company President Henry F. DeBardeleben. Named after DeBardeleben's wife Margaret, the town was incorporated as a municipality in 1959.
Margaret's rich history includes a school system led by Superintendent C.C. Garrison. Principals of the system included Mr. S.J. Dillard and Mrs. Eddie Lee Turnbough Franks.

The first mayor of Margaret was F.B. Carroll followed by Mayor L.B. Wilson. In 1967, Mayor Doc Mitchell oversaw the organization of the Margaret Fire Department. In the early 1970's, under the leadership of Mayor Johnny "Sonny" Wilson the town secured its water system.

Side 2:
At the end of the 20th century, Margaret experienced abundant growth as many families chose Margaret as their home. As a result of this growth, Margaret will establish a new school system under the direction of the St. Clair County Board of Education.

Margaret's motto "Dawn of a New Horizon" coined by fifth-term Mayor Jeffrey G. Wilson, provides an accurate account of Margaret's past, present, and its unlimited possibilities in the future

End of Town of Margaret