Arcola

Name:

Arcola

County:

Marengo

Zip Code:

36742

Latitude / Longitude:

32°33′58″N 87°46′55″W / 32.56617°N 87.78183°W / 32.56617 -87.78183

Elevation:

123 feet (37 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Climate:

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.

Comments:

Arcola, established in the early 1820s is named to honor the French voctory during the Battle of Arcola. The former French Bonapartists settled in Arcola after being forced to abandon their first town at Demopolis and finding Aigleville unsuitable. The first settler at this site was Frederic Ravesies, who established himself at what later became the Hatch Plantation. Arcola never became more than a village, but it did become the largest settlement in the colony.

Remains:

By the 1850s, the French settlement disappeared and was replaced by a community of adjoining plantations.

Established:

1850s

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Historic

Remarks:

Established by French Vine and Olive colonists

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