Alberta, Alabama

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Alberta, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Former post office in Alberta
Former post office in Alberta
Alberta, Alabama is located in Alabama
Alberta, Alabama
Alberta, Alabama
Alberta, Alabama is located in the US
Alberta, Alabama
Alberta, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°13′55.51″N 87°24′35.99″W / 32.2320861°N 87.4099972°W / 32.2320861; -87.4099972
Country United States
State Alabama
County Wilcox
Elevation 177 ft (54 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 784
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36720
Area code(s) 334

Alberta is an unincorporated community in Wilcox County, Alabama, United States.[2]

The community has the name of Alberta Bush, the wife of a railroad official.[3]

Geography[edit]

Alberta is located at 32°13′55″N 87°24′36″W / 32.23208°N 87.40999°W / 32.23208; -87.40999Coordinates: 32°13′55″N 87°24′36″W / 32.23208°N 87.40999°W / 32.23208; -87.40999 and has an elevation of 177 feet (54 m).[2]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Alberta has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Census 2010 for zip code 36720 Archived September 11, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alberta, Alabama
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia O. (1989). Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-8173-0410-2. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Alberta, Alabama
  5. ^ Martin, Douglas (September 12, 2003). "Marie Foster, Early Fighter For Voting Rights, Dies at 85". New York Times. 
  6. ^ Martin, Douglas (September 13, 2005). "Joseph Smitherman, Mayor in Selma Strife, Dies at 75". New York Times.