Coal Fire, Alabama

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Coal Fire, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Coal Fire, Alabama is located in Alabama
Coal Fire, Alabama
Coal Fire, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°08′28″N 88°02′19″W / 33.1412335°N 88.0386336°W / 33.1412335; -88.0386336Coordinates: 33°08′28″N 88°02′19″W / 33.1412335°N 88.0386336°W / 33.1412335; -88.0386336
Country United States
State Alabama
County Pickens
Elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205

Coal Fire, also known as Cold Fire, Coalfire, and Fundee, is an unincorporated community in Pickens County, Alabama, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The community was first known as Fundee, which was a portmanteau of two local family names, the Funderburks and the DeLoaches. It was then renamed for a local creek, which has been recorded as both Coal Fire and Cold Fire.[2] A post office called Coal Fire was established in 1871, and remained in operation until being discontinued in 1927.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coal Fire, Alabama
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Pickens County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014.