Lamar County Alabama
Located in the northwest part of the state, Lamar County was created during Reconstruction and underwent several name changes. Famed Alabama folk potter Jerry Brown was born in Sulligent, and Muscle Shoals musician Dan Penn was born in Vernon.Lamar County population is 14,564. Its county seat is Vernon Alabama.
Lamar County Alabama Cities:
Sulligent is a city in Lamar County. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 1,927, down from its record high of 2,151 in 2000. From 1910-1950 and again in 2000, it was the largest community in Lamar County before losing the distinction both times to the county seat of Vernon. The name is derived from railroad personnel.
Sulligent was first called “Elliott”, in honor of the chief engineer of the Kansas City-Memphis-Birmingham Railroad, then renamed one month later with the portmanteau “Sulligent”, in honor of Sullivan, the superintendent of the railroad, and Sargeant, the passenger agent of the railroad.
The town was incorporated on February 12, 1897.
Vernon is a city in Lamar County. The city is the county seat of Lamar County and the largest city in the county. It incorporated in 1870. At the 2010 census the population was 2,000, down from 2,143 in 2000. The name Beaverton was first used by a man named Naylow Rodney in 1789 when he first encountered a large number of beavers at the site. The town was incorporated in 1910.
Lamar County Alabama Towns:
Beaverton is a town in Lamar County. At the 2010 census the population was 201, down from 226 in 2000.
Detroit is a town in Lamar County. It incorporated in 1955. At the 2010 census the population was 237, down from 247 in 2000.
Kennedy is a town in Lamar County. It was incorporated by an act of the legislature on February 18, 1895. At the 2010 census the population was 447, down from 541 in 2000.
Millport is a town in Lamar County. It incorporated in 1887. At the 2010 census the population was 1,049, down from 1,160 in 2000. After its incorporation from 1890-1900, it was the largest town in Lamar County, losing the distinction to Sulligent. Since 1940, it has been the 3rd largest town.
Lamar County Alabama Communities:
Hightogy, also known as Ridge Beat or Simmon Town, is an unincorporated community in Lamar County. Hightogy is located along Alabama State Route 17, 4.8 miles (7.7 km) south-southeast of Vernon.
Lamar County Alabama Zip Codes:
35522, 35544, 35586, 35592, 35576, 35574
Lamar County Alabama Things To Do:
In April, Vernon, Alabama hosts the annual Vernon City Celebration. The festival includes food and music as well as games and rides. Each Saturday night in Vernon, the Backstreet Opry hosts a variety of shows that are free and open to the public. Entertainers, both professional and amateur alike, sing and play a variety of music from country to gospel to blues. The facility also hosts comedy shows.