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Newell, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County Randolph
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156792

Newell is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, Alabama, United States, located 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north-northeast of Wedowee.

History

Newell was named after the family of W. P. Newell, who was elected as sheriff of Randolph County in 1845. Newell also served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1853 to 1855. He later served as the mayor of Camp Hill, Alabama.

A post office was established under the name Newell in 1887. The post office was closed on October 5, 2002.


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