Capshaw, Alabama

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Capshaw, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Capshaw, Alabama is located in Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°46′23″N 86°47′34″W / 34.77306°N 86.79278°W / 34.77306; -86.79278
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 115608[1]

Capshaw, also known as Lux, is an unincorporated community in eastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States. It is located at the intersection of Capshaw Road, Sanderson Road, and NW Dupree Worthey Road.

History[edit]

Some residents think the community was named for an early settler, but most authorities think the name is derived from the Chickasaw phrase bok kapassa or oka kapassa, which mean 'cold creek' or 'cold water', respectively.[2] A post office under the name Capshaw was first opened in 1918.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capshaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2014.