City of Piedmont, AL
City of Piedmont, AL
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     The area now known as Piedmont is a community that began in the early 1840's, located at the crossroads of two early post roads. Tradition has it that a hollow stump was used by the mailman to deposit and pick up the mail. This point received the official name of "Hollow Stump." Later a registered post office named "Griffen's Creek" was established by the Postmaster General. Major Jacob Forney Dailey of North Carolina came to Alabama in 1848 and bought land from the Prices family. History states the Prices were believed to be the first landowners here. Major Dailey named the area "Cross Plains". An official post-office was named "Cross Plains" on September 22, 1851. For a few months the office was discontinued in 1869. In 1870 the name was changed to "Patona," but on June 7, 1870, the name was changed back to "Cross Plains." The name "Patona" was found to be most undesirable.

     On July 30, 1888, the Postal Department renamed the office "Piedmont". The name Piedmont—meaning 'Foot of the Mountains'—was pleasing to the people who enjoyed being nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range surrounded by the scenic beauty of mountains and streams. The City of Piedmont has prime real estate as well as the infrastructure necessary for industrial and commercial growth.

     Piedmont is also home to the Chief Ladiga Trail. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a recreational trail where the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad was converted into a recreational bike and walking trail. The Chief Ladiga Trail is a family oriented pathway that provides a safe, non-motorized way to travel, exercise and relax while enjoying the outdoors. Beautiful scenery such as wetlands, streams, forest, farmland, and a horizon filled with mountains can be enjoyed by all along the trail. The Chief Ladiga Trail and the Silver Comet Trail stretching nearly 100 miles from Anniston, AL to Atlanta, GA marks it as being the longest paved trail in the United States. Because projects like this tend to increase tourism, benefit businesses, and increase the quality of life for local citizens, we hope that you will enjoy and support the Chief Ladiga Trail for many years to come.

     Great economical and recreational opportunities make Piedmont a great place to work, live, and play.

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