Josephine, Alabama facts for kids
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||121057|
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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