Barrytown, Alabama

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Barrytown, Alabama
Barrytown is located in Alabama
Barrytown
Barrytown
Barrytown is located in the United States
Barrytown
Barrytown
Coordinates: 31°50′15″N 88°15′10″W / 31.83750°N 88.25278°W / 31.83750; -88.25278Coordinates: 31°50′15″N 88°15′10″W / 31.83750°N 88.25278°W / 31.83750; -88.25278
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChoctaw
Elevation
112 ft (34 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)205 and 659
GNIS feature ID157885[1]

Barrytown, also known as Barryton or Mosely Store, is an unincorporated community in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

The name Barrytown comes from the combination of the words barrel and town, as the area was known for the production of turpentine barrels. Barrytown served as the county seat of Washington County from 1842 to 1847 until Choctaw County was formed from parts of Washington and Sumter County.[2] A post office operated in Barrytown from 1833 to 1914.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrytown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Choctaw County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 February 2020.