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Bay Minette City

Bay Minette City Hall is located at 301 Doline Street, Bay Minette AL 36507; phone: 251-580-1619.

Beginnings [1]

Bay Minette was first settled by the French. It took its name from a French woman, who lived on a bayou at the mouth of Bay Minette Creek. The town was established in 1861 when the railroad was constructed. The first settler was William Wright; the first physician Dr. J. D. Trammell; first preacher, Rev. Mitchell, Baptist; the first schoolteacher and postmaster, Miss Annie Byrne. Among the early settlers were the Stanmeyer, Thompson, Hastie, Silva, Byrne, Dolive and Carney families.

  1. Owen, Thomas McAdory, LL.D., History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, volume I, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921.
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