Elrath, Alabama

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Unincorporated community
Elrath is located in Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°08′17″N 85°44′35″W / 34.13806°N 85.74306°W / 34.13806; -85.74306Coordinates: 34°08′17″N 85°44′35″W / 34.13806°N 85.74306°W / 34.13806; -85.74306
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156312[1]

Elrath is an unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States.


A post office called Elrath was in operation from 1892 until 1903.[2] The community was named for Samuel McElrath, an early settler.[3]


  1. ^ "Elrath". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Cherokee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Cherokee County, Ala". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 44. Retrieved 24 April 2015.