Kaulton

Name:

Kaulton

County:

Tuscaloosa

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°11′00″N 87°34′10″W / 33.18333°N 87.56944°W / 33.18333 -87.56944

Elevation:

157 ft (48 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Kaulton is a ghost town formerly located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States.
Kaulton was founded in 1912 to serve as the location for Kaul Lumber Company’s new mill after the mill in Hollins closed. John Kaul hired Boston architect George Miller, who laid out plans for the city of Corey, to design Kaulton using Beaux-Arts principles. Kaulton had houses for workers, a hotel, churches, a school, parks, and offices. The entire complex covered over eighty acres.

Remains:

The area occupied by the former town now lies within the city limits of Tuscaloosa, but the name Kaulton is still used in Kaulton Field and Old Kaulton Road. Most of the records relating to the town were destroyed by Kaul Lumber Company, but some records of the town and the company are kept at the Birmingham Public Library.
Kaulton had its own baseball team, which played the University of Alabama Summer School Team, among other opponents.

Established:

1912

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Barren

Remarks:

Former Kaul Lumber Company company town and mill site; now part of Tuscaloosa

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