Capshaw, Alabama

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Capshaw, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Capshaw, Alabama is located in Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°46′23″N 86°47′34″W / 34.77306°N 86.79278°W / 34.77306; -86.79278
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 115608[1]

Capshaw, also known as Lux[citation needed], is an unincorporated community in eastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States. It is located at the intersection of Capshaw, Sanderson and NW Dupree Worthey Roads.

History[edit]

The community was named for an early settlers David and William Capshaw. Citation: Territorial papers of the U.S. Vol VI Mississippi page 106 thru 113.Elks River Petition to the President and Congress by intruders on Chickasaw lands. Signed by 450 males. #318 David Capshaw, #433 William W. Capshaw. Madison County Mississippi Territory (AL), 5 Sep 1810. David Capshaw (1779-1839) raised a large family in the community. A post office under the name Capshaw was first opened in 1918.[2][unreliable source?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capshaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2014.