Berlin, Alabama

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Berlin, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 34°10′53″N 86°44′32″W / 34.18139°N 86.74222°W / 34.18139; -86.74222
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cullman
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Time zone Central (CST)0864432W (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35055
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 0157889

Berlin is an unincorporated community in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located roughly five miles east of the city of Cullman. The center of Berlin is considered to be at the intersection of U.S. Route 278 and Cullman County Road 747 at Walker's Corner. The Berlin Community Center is located on U.S. Route 278, just west of the crossroads.

History[edit]

The community was originally known as Hobart, possibly named after Garrett Hobart, a New Jersey legislator who would eventually become vice-president under William McKinley. A post office was established in 1895, but it was closed in 1903. The name was changed around 1914 to honor the capital of Germany, the former homeland of many of the town's residents. The new name was named by John (Kritner) Kreitner.[1]

The historic Lidy Walker Covered Bridge was located just north of Berlin at the farm of Winford I. "Lidy" Walker on Lidy's Lake from 1958 until its collapse in 2001. Originally called the Big Branch Covered Bridge, it was built near Blountsville in Blount County in 1926 and moved to Berlin 32 years later.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foscue, Virginia. Place Names in Alabama. University: U of Alabama Press, 1989.

Coordinates: 34°10′53″N 86°44′32″W / 34.18139°N 86.74222°W / 34.18139; -86.74222