Battles Wharf, Alabama
|Battles Wharf, Alabama|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||157887|
Battles Wharf community has gone through a number of name changes. It was originally known as Yarborough, possibly in honor of a local family. The name was then changed to Dadeville to honor R. R. Dade. The name later changed to Battles, but due to another community in Alabama having a similar name, it was then renamed Narcissus, in honor of the figure from Greek mythology. Finally, the community became known as Battles Wharf. A post office operated under the name Battles from 1875 to 1903, under the name Narcissus from 1903 to 1904, and under the name Battles Wharf from 1904 to 1961.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Battles Wharf
- Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
- "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
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