Townley, Alabama

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Townley, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Townley, Alabama is located in Alabama
Townley, Alabama
Townley, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
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Country United States
State Alabama
County Walker
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Townley is an unincorporated community in Walker County, Alabama, United States.[1] It was formerly an incorporated town from 1895 until the 1920s. Townley has one site on the National Register of Historic Places, Boshell's Mill.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 124
1910 235 89.5%
1920 1,554 561.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Townley was initially incorporated in 1895.[4] It appeared on the next three consecutive U.S. Censuses, reaching its zenith in 1920, when it became the 4th largest town[5] in Walker County, with 1,554 residents. At some point after 1920, it either disincorporated or lost its charter, and has not appeared on census rolls since.


Townley is located at an elevation of 338 feet (103 m).[1]

Notable people


  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Townley, Alabama
  2. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved June 6, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 1830-2010 U.S. Censuses research on Walker County, Alabama communities