Choccolocco, Alabama

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Choccolocco, Alabama
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Choccolocco, Alabama is located in Alabama
Choccolocco, Alabama
Choccolocco, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°39′33″N 85°42′13″W / 33.65917°N 85.70361°W / 33.65917; -85.70361
Country United States
State Alabama
County Calhoun
Area[1]
 • Total 11.737 sq mi (30.40 km2)
 • Land 11.645 sq mi (30.16 km2)
 • Water 0.092 sq mi (0.24 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,804
 • Density 240/sq mi (92/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 159400[3]

Choccolocco is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,804.[2] It was founded in 1832.

The community gained brief notoriety in 2001 when The Daily Show aired a piece on the "Choccolocco Monster",[4] a part of local folklore concerning sightings of a mysterious creature in the area in the late 1960s. An October 2001 article in the Anniston Star newspaper revealed that the creature was, in fact, local resident Neal Williamson dressed in a cow skull and a sheet. As a teenager, Williamson would don his costume and gain the attention of passing cars by jumping out of the woods onto the roadside, often startling motorists.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Choccolocco". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Ghosts Near Mississippi | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
  5. ^ The Anniston Star - The Choccolocco Monster: Jokester reveals 32-year-old prank

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Coordinates: 33°39′33″N 85°42′13″W / 33.65917°N 85.70361°W / 33.65917; -85.70361