Echo, Alabama

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Echo, Alabama
Echo is located in Alabama
Echo is located in the US
Coordinates: 31°28′33″N 85°27′57″W / 31.47583°N 85.46583°W / 31.47583; -85.46583Coordinates: 31°28′33″N 85°27′57″W / 31.47583°N 85.46583°W / 31.47583; -85.46583
CountryUnited States
453 ft (138 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)334
GNIS feature ID117842[1]

Echo, also known as Marshalls Cross Roads, is an unincorporated community in Dale County, Alabama, United States. Echo is located on Alabama State Route 27, 10.4 miles (16.7 km) east of Ozark.


Traditional explanation holds the community was named when early settlers were constructing a log cabin and heard an echo as two logs hit each other.[2] A post office operated under the name Echo from 1851 to 1904.[3]

Company B (known as "The Dale County Grays") of the 33rd Regiment Alabama Infantry was partially made up of men from Echo.[4] A portion of the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry also came from Echo.[5]


Echo was listed on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated community with a population of 123.

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]


  1. ^ "Echo". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Dale County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  4. ^ Tait, Terri. "33rd Alabama Co. B". Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ James P. Faust (29 October 2014). The Fighting Fifteenth Alabama Infantry: A Civil War History and Roster. McFarland. pp. 166–167. ISBN 978-0-7864-9612-9.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.