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SLOCOMB

Slocomb is One of The Youngest But The Most Thriving in Southeast Ala.

Slocomb, in the eastern part of Geneva county, is less than a dozen years old, and is one of the most promising communties of Southeast Alabama.

It made its bow to the public through the United States Census Bureau in 1910, with a population of 896.

The town is located on the Central of Georgia Railroad, and is the centre of one of the bestt cattle and hog raising sections of the South. This kindred industry of the farm has been developed rapidly during the past few years.

Slocomb is in the heart of the famous wiregrass section, which has undergone greater development perhaps then any other section of the State during the past few years.

Slocomb is a well built and handsome little city, with a splendid future. Its people are progressive and alert. There are three churches, liberally supported by the people.

Slocomb has 12 general merchandise stores.
Three drug stores.
One fertilizer plant.
Three cotton gins.
One bank.
One good newspaper.
Three barber shops.

Source: Montgomery Advertiser; April 27, 1916, Transcribed by C. Anthony


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