|Elevation||771 ft (235 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||156176|
The name Chewacla is derived from the Hitchiti word sawackla, with sawi meaning "racoon" and ukli meaning "town". Chewacla was located on the Central of Georgia Railway. It was once home to the Chewacla Lime Works, which operated a quarry. A specific type of marble, known as Chewacla marble, was mined in this quarry. Chewacla marble was described as "a highly crystalline dolomite, for most part a beautiful pearly white stone". Gneiss was also mined in the quarry and used to make millstones.
A post office operated under the name Yongesborough from 1859 to 1886 and under the name Chewacla from 1886 to 1907.
Below are photographs taken in Chewacla as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chewacla, Alabama
- Read, William A. (1984). Indian Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-8173-0231-X.
- List of Quarries in Alabama & Quarry Links, Photographs and Articles
- Lexicon of Geologic Names of the United States: A-L. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1938. p. 423.
- Charles D. Hockensmith (12 May 2009). The Millstone Industry: A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere. McFarland. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7864-5380-1.
- Ellen Weiss; Robert Robinson Taylor (2012). Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington. NewSouth Books. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-58838-248-1.
- "Lee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
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