Located in central Sumter Co. at the crossroads of Hwy. 17 and County Rd. 24 with a population of 53 (according to 2010 census) Emelle is a quiet small town. Established in 1912 as a community of cotton plantations Emelle was not actually incorporated until 1981. Mr. Joseph Ed Dial donated the land for the right-of-way to the AT&N Railroad provided the town would be named in honor of his two daughters, Emma and Ella.
Today Emelle is home to Waste Management, Inc. one of the largest hazardous waste landfills in the United States and a big employer for Sumter Co. An old general store located in downtown Emelle now houses The Country Store, a favorite second hand shop to local bargain hunters.
- 2010 Population – 53
- 2010 Median Age – 50.3
- 2010 Number of Households – 26
- 2008 Median Household income – $9,375
- 2008 Per Capita – $10,357
- Population within 30 miles – 55,341
- Distance to Interstate 20 – 12.3 miles
PO Box 97
Emelle, AL 35459