Barlow Bend, Alabama

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Barlow Bend
Unincorporated community
Barlow Bend is located in Alabama
Barlow Bend
Barlow Bend
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°27′17″N 87°38′05″W / 31.45472°N 87.63472°W / 31.45472; -87.63472Coordinates: 31°27′17″N 87°38′05″W / 31.45472°N 87.63472°W / 31.45472; -87.63472
Country United States
State Alabama
County Clarke
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 156024[1]

Barlow Bend is an unincorporated community in Clarke County, Alabama, United States. It is the birthplace of Frank Howard, a college football player and head coach of the Clemson Tigers football team from 1940 to 1969.[2] The first church building in Clarke County was built in Barlow Bend in 1819 by John French, a Methodist minister from Virginia.[3] A post office was operated in Barlow Bend from 1877 to 1976.[4]


  1. ^ "Barlow Bend". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - Birmingham, Alabama". 1996-01-08. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Clarke County, Alabama". Archived from the original on 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Clarke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 November 2014.