The city of Atmore was settled by William L. Williams, and was named Williams Station in honor of his family of settlers after the railroad was completed in the area. In 1895, Williams Station was renamed Atmore after C.P. Atmore, general passenger agent of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Atmore was a friend of a prominent citizen named Mr. Carney, who the town was almost named after, but because Mr. Carney’s brother established a town nearby, it became Atmore.
Williams Station Day: A Journey Back in Time
Saturday, October 26, come to Atmore for Williams Station Day, and be transported back to 1866! At the Atmore Lions Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy historical music, food, art, and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is completely free, and there’s plenty of designated parking, children’s entertainment, and Southern heritage. Enjoy the blues, arts and crafts, cane milling, an antique car show, 5k run, and heritage displays at Williams Station Day 2019, here in Atmore.
Getting to Atmore
Atmore is an easy one-hour drive from Mobile, Pensacola, and Baldwin County, and the event will be packed with great venues for everyone! Mark your calendars, invite friends and family, and immerse yourself in the history of Atmore.
Can’t make it this year? Don’t worry! Williams Station Day is held annually on the fourth Saturday of October every year—but we hope to see you this year! Contact us for more information on the event.