Above is the new historical marker, placed in April 2010 just outside the Hightower Memorial Library & Coleman Center on Avenue A downtown.
MAYORS OF YORK:
1881-A.E. Moore, 1882-J.M. Peteet, 1884-W.R. McGowen, 1885-C.B. Hightower, 1906-B.F. Cobb, 1912-H.J. Wallace, 1916-C.B. Hightower, 1918-S.D. Green, 1920-H.J. Wallace, 1926-H.L. Hoot, 1927-J.W. Gordon, 1934-W.T. Alexander, 1936-J.E. Peteet, 1939-W.H. McElroy, 1940-S.M. Blann, 1948-Haynie L. Williams, 1956-Warren C. Grant, 1980-W.R. Sparks, 1982-Charles L. Bellenger, 1984-Joseph F. Stegall, 1995-Howard E. Kennedy (York's first black mayor), 2001-Carolyn Gosa (York's first female mayor), 2008-Glenda Dubose
York is located where AL Hwy 17 interesects with US Hwy 11 in Sumter County, between Cuba and Livingston. The downtown area located on Hwy 17 is directly between, and only a few miles from, US Hwy 80 to the South and Interstates 20&59 to the North.