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Cortelyou, Alabama

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Cortelyou, also known as Richardson or Richardson Station, is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Alabama, United States

Historyedit

Cortelyou was originally known as Richardson Station, but the Alabama Railroad Commission was petitioned by Richardson's citizens and the Southern Railway to move the location one quarter mile south and change the name to Cortelyou This change took effect on March 4, 19072 The community was called Richardson in honor of John Richardson, Jr, an early settler of the area It was then called Cortelyou in honor of George B Cortelyou, who was then the United States Postmaster General3 A post office operated under the name Richardson from 1898 to 1902, then under the name Cortelyou from 1906 to 19574

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Cortelyou" Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey 
  2. ^ Alabama Public Service Commission 1908 Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of Alabama sn pp 37– 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia 1989 Place Names in Alabama Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press p 40 ISBN 0-8173-0410-X 
  4. ^ "Washington County" Jim Forte Postal History Retrieved 25 December 2014 


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