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    2019 Tax Letter to the Citizens of Alcoa

    The following is intended to help understand the issues faced by the City which resulted in the decision to increase the tax rate for the 2019 tax year. Read on...
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Near what was the Burruss Company on North Wright Road. Originally, it was the site of Babcock Lumber Company and later Bond-Woolf, and Todco. Babcock had a company store diagonally across the street from the office building. E.V. (Edward Vose) Babcock founded Babcock Lumber Company. in Pittsburgh, PA and served as mayor of Pittsburgh. His brother, Clarence L. "Squire" Babcock, was the first mayor of Alcoa, vice president of Babcock Lumber Company and was general manager of the company's sawmill and logging operations at many southern points, including Alcoa and Tellico Plains. The community name probably was in honor of the Babcock’s mother whose family name was Vose.