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Chapman, Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Butler
Elevation
259 ft (79 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36015
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 117963

Chapman is an unincorporated community in Butler County, Alabama, United States. Chapman is located on County Route 37, 2.9 miles (4.7 km) west-northwest of Georgiana. Chapman has a post office with ZIP code 36015.

History

Chapman is located on the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad and was founded as a lumber town. It was the headquarters of the W. T. Smith Lumber Company, one of the oldest lumber firms in Alabama. At one point, Chapman contained three sawmills, a veneer mill, a box factory, two barrel factories, and forty-four company houses. The W. T. Smith Company sponsored baseball teams for both white and black workers. Uniforms were provided for both teams, and they were given two-week vacations to play in summer baseball tournaments.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,142
1930 1,189 4.1%
1940 1,167 −1.9%
1950 943 −19.2%
1960 617 −34.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
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