PatronPATRON + “Coonsboro, Alabama” – Have you ever heard of it? February 16, 2022 April 19, 2022by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon at $2 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: 1820'sAlabama historySHELBY COUNTY
Bonnie F. Boudreaux
My first Job out of college was as a Case Worker for the State Welfare Department in Shelby County at Columbiana and our office was in the old court house. I rented a room from a school teacher across the road from “Token” Taylor’s home. I was 19 years old – a brave soul.
Columbiana is known as Coontown. ?
That’s my hometown!
Columbiana, AL 35051
Doug Horton I’ve heard it called that all my life.
Birmingham should be named that.
Birmingham was called Jones Valley.
Tarrant. It’s got to be Tarrant. That’s the only name I recognize out of those listed.
Hi Linda, The answer is in the 5th paragraph of the story. http://alabamapioneers.com/souh-of-birmingham-was-originally-named-coonsboro/#sthash.xnQHdCwN.dpbs
Columbiana is hardly a city.
County Seat of Shelby County!
The heart of the Heart of Dixie! Columbiana!
Columbiana was always called “Coontown”, at least by folks in other parts of the county, into the 60’s. I hardly ever hear that name anymore.
Jan Ware O’Neal
Ralph, Ricky and Greg . HaHa
sounds about right!
Lenon Jenkins what do you think.
Familiar with Columbiana, AL, Coonsboro I never heard before.
Me neither who knows
Columbiana al i live their i grew up hearing it called that didnt need to read it
It was also called German Hill a long while ago.
Heard Columbiana called Coontown as a child in the ’50s.
Yes, Heard Columbiana often Called Coon Town growing up in the 60’s and 70’s.
MS Cary, Beloved Long time History Teacher at SCHS, told us a similar story about a raccoon found tugging at a blanket on which a baby had been laid while the mother was doing chores
Coon Town… all my life
It must be Hoover in Bluff Park, we have them every night! 😉