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Location of Cuba in Sumter County, Alabama.
|• Total||4.07 sq mi (10.54 km2)|
|• Land||4.06 sq mi (10.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||223 ft (68 m)|
|• Density||75.33/sq mi (29.08/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||205, 659|
|GNIS feature ID||0116945|
The Cuba post office existed prior to 1850, with nothing in the present-day area of the town of Cuba but wilderness. The first people to live in this site were a slaveowner named Mr. R.A. Clay, who moved from Autauga County with his family and approximately 100 slaves in 1852, and purchased all the land which later made up the town of Cuba. By 1861, the town was a thriving farming industry and had a sizable truck-crop enterprise. Also during this time, the Southern Railroad was being built. Clay donated land for the railroad right-of-way, built mainly by the people he enslaved. As the town was settled, the post office became known as Cuba Station. The Town of Cuba was incorporated in 1890 with Dr. A.L. Vaughan as its first mayor.
In 1870, Mr. Clay sold to Mr. Warner Lewis half of the town and divided it into lots, with two set aside for the building of the Baptist and Methodist churches. Cuba Baptist Church was organized in 1879; the original building still stands on the spot where it was first built. The Methodist Church was organized about 1884. This church membership dissolved many years ago. The Holiness Church was organized about 1886, the Presbyterian Church about 1906, and the Independent Holiness Church about 1925.
Mrs. Curtis Vaughan was the first person to be buried in Cuba, in 1888. Mr. R.A. Clay, the morning after her death, donated the land for the Cuba Cemetery, which later became Clay Memorial Cemetery in his honor.
Cuba is located at(32.433782, -88.371776).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.1 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.25% is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||34||11.11%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2||0.65%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 306 people, 206 households, and 129 families residing in the town.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 346 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 85.0% White, 13.0% Black, 0.6% Native American and 1.2% from two or more races. 0.3% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cuba has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Sumter County School District operates area public schools, including Kinterbish Junior High School is in an unincorporated area near Cuba; and Sumter Central High School.
Cuba previously housed Cuba State Secondary Agricultural High School and Cuba Institute.
- J. P. Shelton, former member of the Alabama House of Representatives. Shelton State Community College was named in his honor.
- Clay Shaw (politician), US House of Representatives.
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