Bass, Alabama

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Bass, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Bass, Alabama is located in Alabama
Bass, Alabama
Bass, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°55′55″N 85°54′47″W / 34.93194°N 85.91306°W / 34.93194; -85.91306
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35772
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 156032[1]

Bass is an unincorporated community in northern Jackson County, Alabama, United States, located approximately six miles northwest of Stevenson.

History[edit]

Bass, originally known as Bass Station, was the site of a station along the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (NC&StL), built in 1853.[2] The name Bass was chosen by Vernon King Stevenson, president of NC&StL, in honor of his wife, whose maiden name was Maria Louisa Bass. A post office was established in 1873, but it was later closed.[3] Louisville and Nashville Railroad gained control of NC&StL in 1880 but continued to operate it independently before finally merging in 1957.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ DeBow, James Dunwoody Brownson (1900), Legal history of the Entire System of Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry. and Possessions, Nashville, Tennessee: Press of Marshall & Bruce Co, Plate I, List of Stations, retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia. Place Names in Alabama. University: U of Alabama Press, 1989.

Coordinates: 34°55′55″N 85°54′47″W / 34.93194°N 85.91306°W / 34.93194; -85.91306