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Emelle, AL

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Emelle was established in 1912 with the completion of the AT&N Railroad. Mr. Joseph Dial donated the land for the right-of-way, probided the town would be named in honor of his two daughters, Emma and Ella. The town was not incorporated until 1981.

Built in 1908, Bethel Memorial Church is a memorial to the Confederate soldiers of the area. Their records are inscribed on marble plaques on the walls inside the church.
The town is located on AL Hwy 17, between Boyd and Geiger in Sumter County.