Roxana, Alabama

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Roxana
Unincorporated community
Roxana United Methodist Church
Roxana United Methodist Church
Roxana is located in Alabama
Roxana
Roxana
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°41′13″N 85°40′09″W / 32.68694°N 85.66917°W / 32.68694; -85.66917Coordinates: 32°41′13″N 85°40′09″W / 32.68694°N 85.66917°W / 32.68694; -85.66917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lee
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID 125999[1]

Roxana, also known as Rock Springs, is an unincorporated community northwesterly located in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It lies seven miles (12 km) north of Notasulga and five miles (8 km) southwest of Waverly. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

Roxana was originally named Rock Springs. Since there was already a Rock Springs post office registered in Alabama, Samuel A. Burns, the first postmaster, devised a new name. He combined "rocks" and "Anna", the name of his wife, to come up with Roxana.[2] A post office operated under the name Roxana from 1882 to 1908.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roxana, Alabama
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 121. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 January 2015.