|Elevation||440 ft (130 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
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The community was located on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and was likely named to reflect the active spirit of its residents. A post office called Active was established in 1899, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906. Active has been noted for its unusual place name.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Active, Alabama
- Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
- "Bibb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.
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