South Central Bell
|Headquarters||Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|Area served||Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee|
South Central Bell Telephone Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, was the name of the Bell System's operations in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. South Central Bell was created in July 1968 when the Bell telephone operations in those states were split off from Southern Bell, similar to how Pacific Northwest Bell split off from Pacific Telephone & Telegraph in 1961. South Central Bell was headquartered in (what is now) the AT&T City Center building in Birmingham.
In 1984, South Central Bell became a holding of BellSouth Corporation, effectively reuniting South Central Bell with Southern Bell. The two companies were officially reunited in 1992 when Southern Bell absorbed South Central Bell as BellSouth Telecommunications. The two names were used, however, until 1995.