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Capshaw, Alabama
Capshaw is located in Alabama
Capshaw is located in the United States
Coordinates: 34°46′23″N 86°47′34″W / 34.77306°N 86.79278°W / 34.77306; -86.79278
CountryUnited States
676 ft (206 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code256
GNIS feature ID115608[2]

Capshaw, formerly known as Lux, 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. It is now mostly a part of Huntsville with the southern portion near Highway 72 being part of Madison City.[3]


The community was named for early settlers David and William Capshaw.[4] David Capshaw (1779–1839) raised a large family in the community. A post office under the name Capshaw was first opened in 1918.[5][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ "Capshaw ZIP Code". zipdatamaps.com. 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Capshaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ Majors, Randy. "City limits shown on Google Maps". randymajors.org. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 6, 2014.