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Acmar, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County St. Clair
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 164535

Acmar is an unincorporated community in St. Clair County, in the U.S. state of Alabama.


Henry F. DeBardeleben, founder of the Alabama Fuel & Iron Company (AFICO), opened two coal mines at Acmar. The mines were serviced by the Central of Georgia Railway, with coal production peaking in 1926. In October 1935, one miner was killed and six were injured when strikers belonging to the United Mine Workers of America attempted to drive into the mines. The mines at Acmar closed in 1951.

A post office was established at Acmar in 1911, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1987. Acmar is a conjoin of the names Acton and Margaret AFICO also operated mines at both of these locations.

The Cahaba River originates near Acmar.

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