Battles Wharf, Alabama

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Battles Wharf, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Battles Wharf, Alabama is located in Alabama
Battles Wharf, Alabama
Battles Wharf, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Battles Wharf, Alabama is located in the US
Battles Wharf, Alabama
Battles Wharf, Alabama
Battles Wharf, Alabama (the US)
Coordinates: 30°29′40″N 87°55′40″W / 30.49436°N 87.92777°W / 30.49436; -87.92777Coordinates: 30°29′40″N 87°55′40″W / 30.49436°N 87.92777°W / 30.49436; -87.92777
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 157887[1]

Battles Wharf, formerly known as Yarborough, Dadeville, Battles, and Narcissus, is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Battles Wharf
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 January 2016.