Gilbertown Alabama

Gilbertown Alabama

Gilbertown is a town in Choctaw County. At the 2010 census, the population was 215.

Gilbertown Alabama Events

Local events include the Choctaw County Heritage Festival, which takes place Held the first weekend in May, this festival starts with a community gospel sing on Wednesday evening, street dance with local talent on Thursday, big stage performers on Friday and Saturday evening.  Area vendors, food, car show, museum tours, historical walking tours and merchant sales events are included in the festivals. For more information contact 251-843-2766.

Gilbertown is the site of the first producing oil well in Alabama.The first permit to drill an oil well in Alabama, the A. R. Jackson Well No. 1, was granted to the Hunt Oil Company on January 2, 1944, near Gilbertown. Drilling started January 10, 1944, and struck in chalk of the Selma Group approximately one month later at a depth of 2,580 feet.

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