Morgan City, Alabama
|County||Marshall & Morgan|
|Elevation||1,191 ft (363 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||256 & 938|
|GNIS feature ID||123040|
Morgan City, also known as New Rescue, is an unincorporated community located in Morgan and Marshall counties, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, as well as the Decatur Metropolitan Area. It is located atop Brindley Mountain approximately halfway between Arab and Huntsville along U.S. 231. Morgan City houses many shops, ranging from a dental and animal clinic to an antique shop. A Fire station sits inside Morgan City known as Brindlee Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Station #1. Going south towards Arab, there is a bow repair shop as well as a carpet business. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus sits inside Morgan City as well, but on the boundaries between Morgan City and Union Grove. Dollar General, a small drug store, a cafe, and Food 4 Less operate in a small strip mall in the area's limits. There also is 2 gas stations, a State Farm agency office, 4 churches, as well as several mechanic shops.
Morgan City and Union Hill border each other[clarification needed] due to it being in the same area on top of Brindlee Mountain. People who live on the mountain state there's not a difference, only in ZIP code and for geology purposes.
In this area lies one of the region's densest areas of caves, known as the Newsome Sinks Karst Area. In a span of 50 acres it contains well over 30 documented caves and pits. It is designated by both the Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. and the National Speleological Society as off-limits due to endangered plant species growing in the area.
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