Haleyville, Alabama: Home of 911 - Historic Red Phone

Before there was 9/11 there was 911. The first 911 call in history was made in Haleyville in February 16, 1968, on an old, red, rotary dial phone. Historical marker.

City Hall

Address:
1901 11th Ave., Haleyville, AL
Directions:
The red phone was in a plexiglass box inside of City Hall, east side of 11th Ave./Hwy 13 just north of 19th St. Only a "sign" remains.
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Home of 911 - Historic Red Phone

A historical marker about the first 911 call is located along the sidewalk in front of CVS, 1901 11th Ave, southeast corner at 20th St.

[Michael Hacala, 05/18/2020]

Historical marker.

Home of 911 - Historic Red Phone

They've since torn down the original City Hall building and replaced it with a CVS. However, there's still a sign right outside of the CVS that commemorates the occasion!

[Bre, 10/13/2017]

Someone, call 911 about the drastic loss of civic fluids to save this attraction!

Home of 911

Signs leading into Haleyville, Alabama announce that this is the Home of 911. If you go to the Haleyville City Hall you will find the original red telephone used to make that first famous emergency call.

[J. Jackson, 09/04/2007]

An important relic for those who might otherwise forget that before there was 9/11 there was 911.


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