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Caryville

Washington County

History

In 1871, the area was first settled and given the name Half Moon Bluff. But in 1884, upon the advent of the Pensacola and Apalachicola Railroad, it was renamed Caryville in honor of R.M. Cary, a stockholder and official of the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad (which later became a part of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad system). Caryville was the first community in Washington County to have electric lights (1903). The Town of Caryville was first incorporated in 1913, but in the late 1930s or early 1940s, Caryville’s incorporated charter lapsed due to lack of use. Caryville was re-incorporated in 1965.

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