Ballplay, Alabama

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Ballplay, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location of Ballplay in Etowah County, Alabama.
Location of Ballplay in Etowah County, Alabama.
Ballplay is located in Alabama
Ballplay
Ballplay
Ballplay is located in the US
Ballplay
Ballplay
Location of Ballplay in Etowah County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area[1]
 • Total 23.74 sq mi (61.48 km2)
 • Land 23.55 sq mi (61.00 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation 594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 279
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 113428[4]

Ballplay is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 1,580 as of the 2010 census.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

History[edit]

Ballplay was so named because Native Americans would play a ball game at the site in order to resolve disputes between tribes.[6] A post office was established at Ballplay in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ballplay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Goodson, Mike (2011). Haunted Etowah County, Alabama. The History Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-60949-360-8. 
  7. ^ "Etowah County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2014.