Active, Alabama

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Active, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Active, Alabama is located in Alabama
Active, Alabama
Active, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Active, Alabama is located in the US
Active, Alabama
Active, Alabama
Active, Alabama (the US)
Coordinates: 32°52′04″N 86°58′37″W / 32.86778°N 86.97694°W / 32.86778; -86.97694
Country United States
State Alabama
County Bibb
Elevation 440 ft (130 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205

Active is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Alabama, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The community was located on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and was likely named to reflect the active spirit of its residents.[2] A post office called Active was established in 1899, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.[3] Active has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Active, Alabama
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 6. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Bibb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ 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.