Sterrett, Alabama

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Sterrett, Alabama
Census-designated place
Sterrett, Alabama is located in Alabama
Sterrett, Alabama
Sterrett, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°26′55″N 86°28′48″W / 33.44861°N 86.48000°W / 33.44861; -86.48000Coordinates: 33°26′55″N 86°28′48″W / 33.44861°N 86.48000°W / 33.44861; -86.48000
Country United States
State Alabama
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 23.575 sq mi (61.06 km2)
 • Land 22.927 sq mi (59.38 km2)
 • Water 0.648 sq mi (1.68 km2)
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 712
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35147
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 127366[3]

Sterrett is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 712 as of the 2010 census.[2] At one point in its history, Sterrett was a center of pottery production in central Alabama. Also known as "Jugtown", Sterrett was once home to at least ten potters.[4] The pottery produced here was classified as being part of the East Alabama style of pottery, which used high quality clay and a two-toned glaze decoration.[5] William Hilliard Falkner purchased the Sterrett Pottery Works in 1874 and operated it until 1903. His father, Joel Falkner, was also a potter in Sterrett.[6]

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