Place:Emelle, Sumter, Alabama, United States

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NameEmelle
Alt namesRamseysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1007017
TypeTown
Coordinates32.73°N 88.314°W
Located inSumter, Alabama, United States
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Emelle is a town in Sumter County, Alabama, United States. It was named after the daughters of the man who donated the land for the town. The town was started in the 19th century but not incorporated until the 1980s. The daughters of the man who donated were named Emma Dial and Ella Dial, so he combined the two names to create Emelle. Emelle was famous for their great cotton. The first mayor of Emelle was James Dailey. He served two terms. The current mayor is Roy Willingham, Sr. The population was only 31 at the 2000 census. The town is known for being the site of the largest hazardous waste landfill in the United States, operated by Waste Management, Inc. That hazardous waste disposal facility was the subject of a case decided by the United States Supreme Court, Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. Hunt, 504 U.S. 334 (1992).

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