Echola, Alabama

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Echola, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Echola, Alabama is located in Alabama
Echola, Alabama
Echola, Alabama
Echola, Alabama is located in the US
Echola, Alabama
Echola, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°20′41″N 87°47′22″W / 33.34472°N 87.78944°W / 33.34472; -87.78944Coordinates: 33°20′41″N 87°47′22″W / 33.34472°N 87.78944°W / 33.34472; -87.78944
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35457
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 117845[1]

Echola is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Echola is 15.8 miles (25.4 km) northwest of Tuscaloosa. Echola has a post office with ZIP code 35457.[2][3] Echola was previously known as Elbert. Due to possible confusion with Elberta, Alabama, the postmaster, Golden Mayfield, created the name Echola by combining "echo" and "Alabama".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echola". 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 June 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.