Cloverdale, Lauderdale County, Alabama

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Cloverdale, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Cloverdale, Alabama is located in Alabama
Cloverdale, Alabama
Cloverdale, Alabama
Cloverdale, Alabama is located in the US
Cloverdale, Alabama
Cloverdale, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°56′19″N 87°46′17″W / 34.93861°N 87.77139°W / 34.93861; -87.77139Coordinates: 34°56′19″N 87°46′17″W / 34.93861°N 87.77139°W / 34.93861; -87.77139
CountryUnited States
Elevation597 ft (182 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code35617
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID116285[1]

Cloverdale, also known as Raw Hide, is an unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States. Cloverdale is located on Alabama State Route 157, 11 miles (18 km) north-northwest of Florence. Cloverdale has a post office with ZIP code 35617, which opened on April 8, 1872.[2][3]

Cloverdale is bordered by Waterloo to the west, Oakland to the south, and Underwood-Petersville to the southeast.

The community was formerly known as Raw Hide and was home to a large tan yard.[4] The name Cloverdale was adopted in 1889 for the abundance of clover in the area.[5]


  1. ^ "Cloverdale". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  4. ^ William Lindsey McDonald (2003). Civil War Tales of the Tennessee Valley. Heart of Dixie Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-9719946-7-6.
  5. ^ "What's the origin of your town's name?". Times Daily. June 3, 2006. pp. 4A. Retrieved 18 October 2015.