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Megargel, Alabama
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Alabama
County Monroe
Area
 • Total 0.688 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Land 0.688 sq mi (1.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 62
 • Density 90.1/sq mi (34.79/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 122634

Megargel is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 62 as of the 2010 census.

History

Named for Roy Megargel, who was the owner of the Gulf, Florida, and Alabama Railroad (GFA) in the early part of the 20th century. He initially got the town of Jones Mill (known today as Frisco City) to agree to change their name to Roy in 1913 on the condition he construct a rail line to the town. When he failed to do so, the town reverted to its old name in 1919.

Climate

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Climate data for Megargel, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17.2
(63)
21.1
(70)
25
(77)
29.4
(85)
31.7
(89)
32.8
(91)
32.8
(91)
30.6
(87)
26.1
(79)
20.6
(69)
16.1
(61)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 3.3
(38)
4.4
(40)
7.8
(46)
11.7
(53)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(67)
21.1
(70)
20.6
(69)
18.3
(65)
12.2
(54)
6.7
(44)
3.9
(39)
12.2
(54)
Precipitation mm (inches) 132
(5.2)
132
(5.2)
165
(6.5)
130
(5.1)
119
(4.7)
132
(5.2)
155
(6.1)
127
(5)
117
(4.6)
69
(2.7)
109
(4.3)
132
(5.2)
1,521
(59.9)
Source: Weatherbase
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