Historic Markers Across Alabama

Town of McIntosh

Marker ID: ABT 
Location: on Commerce St., McIntosh, AL
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 31° 16.054    W 088° 01.868
  31.26756666    -88.03113333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJMQ5


Side 1:
McIntosh is a typical southern town with a population of 300 with a community population of about 3000. The town was incorporated on April 7, 1970, becoming the third incorporated town in Washington County. The following officials were elected to serve four year terms: Mayor Carrol Daugherty, R.A. Boykin, Arla Kern, Frank Everett, W.Z. Wells and Armond Daugherty. There are three races of people living in the area of McIntosh covered by the jurisdiction. They include Black, White and Indian. McIntosh is served by the Southern Railroad which runs from Mobile to Birmingham to connecting lines. Highway 43 runs through McIntosh, North-South. The Tombigbee River is on the eastern boundary of McIntosh. It is a navigable waterway and provides fishing for the local sportsmen. Telephone service came to McIntosh in the early 1950's due to the construction of two large chemical plants constructed in McIntosh near the large salt dome, a natural resource.

Side 2:
The forest located around McIntosh, have always provided livelihood for a great number of the residents. Long leaf pine, short leaf pine, hardwood such as oak, hickory, beech, ash, cedar, cypress, poplar, walnut, gum and dogwood. Trees are cut and used for making paper and furniture. The schools in McIntosh are located on two separate campuses, McIntosh Elementary School on the north end of town and McIntosh High School on the south end of town. The Towns number of plants grew from two chemical plants to five various ones. The Rescue Squad is number one in this area, along with a very good Fire Department. Our Mayor, Carrol Daugherty is the only Mayor since the incorporation of the Town. His council members are now, Dean Daugherty, Joe Middleton, Randy Davidson, Julia Wells and Tony Daugherty. The Town of McIntosh is growing every day, certainly a long way from the Bluff on which Captain McIntosh landed so long ago.

End of Town of McIntosh