Place:Satsuma, Mobile, Alabama, United States

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NameSatsuma
TypeCity
Coordinates30.854°N 88.054°W
Located inMobile, Alabama, United States
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Satsuma is a city in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,687. Known prior to 1915 as Fig Tree Island, the city was named after the Satsuma orange, which was successfully cultivated and grown in Alabama starting in 1878, a gift from Meiji, Japan. Satsuma is a part of the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

History

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The area was inhabited for thousands of years by differing cultures of indigenous peoples.

  • 1878 Farmers introduced Mandarin Satsuma oranges to Alabama from Japan for cultivation
  • 1900 Satsuma area known as Fig Tree Island
  • 1910 Pace Orange Orchard had about of pecans and satsuma trees on the area
  • 1915 Town named "Satsuma"
  • 1918 Mr. Norman E. McConaghy hired as manager of the Satsuma Orange & Pecan Groves Company.
  • 1922 Packing house built; still stands above Mac's Landing
  • 1912-1924 Satsuma trees damaged by cold weather and citrus canker
  • 1959 Plans for a Town Charter submitted to the County of Mobile and the State of Alabama were approved. April 6, 1959 was the first municipal election.

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