Belle Mina, Alabama

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Belle Mina, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Belle Mina, Alabama is located in Alabama
Belle Mina, Alabama
Belle Mina, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°39′24″N 86°52′45″W / 34.65667°N 86.87917°W / 34.65667; -86.87917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35756
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 151675[1]

Belle Mina is an unincorporated community in southeastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

The community of Belle Mina was named for the plantation of the same name that belonged to Governor Thomas Bibb, the second governor of the state of Alabama. It was originally called "Belle Manor", but because of southern pronunciation, the spelling changed over time. The name is derived from the French word "belle", meaning "beautiful". The plantation was situated along the Southern Railroad, and there was a station at or near the plantation. A post office was established in Belle Mina in 1878. [2] The community served as the rail stop for Mooresville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belle Mina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia. Place Names in Alabama. University: U of Alabama Press, 1989.

Coordinates: 34°39′16″N 86°52′46″W / 34.6544°N 86.8794°W / 34.6544; -86.8794