Belforest, Alabama

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Belforest, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Belforest, Alabama is located in Alabama
Belforest, Alabama
Belforest, Alabama
Belforest, Alabama is located in the US
Belforest, Alabama
Belforest, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 30°36′14″N 87°51′09″W / 30.60389°N 87.85250°W / 30.60389; -87.85250Coordinates: 30°36′14″N 87°51′09″W / 30.60389°N 87.85250°W / 30.60389; -87.85250
Country United States United States
State Alabama Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36526
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 113841[1]

Belforest is a small, unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Belforest is located on Alabama State Route 181, 2.9 miles (4.7 km) east of Daphne.

History[edit]

The community name likely comes from a combination of the French word bel, meaning "beautiful," and forest.[2] A post office operated under the name Belforest from 1900 to 1911.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belforest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 January 2016.