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Josephine, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 121057

Josephine is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.

History

The community is named for Josephine Ross, who was the daughter of the first postmaster. A post office operated under the name Josephine from 1881 to 1959.

Raphael Semmes, who served as the captain of the commerce raider CSS Alabama during the Civil War, had a summer home in Josephine. In 1898, the McPherson family bought the Semmes property. They operated the Mexiwana Hotel on the site of the Semmes home until 1935. A school, which served grades 1-6, operated in Josephine from 1903 to 1917. The community was also home to a bakery before it moved to Foley.

A small sand mound, built by Native Americans who lived in the area, is located near the site of the former Josephine post office.


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