Elrod, Alabama

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Elrod, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Elrod, Alabama is located in Alabama
Elrod, Alabama
Elrod, Alabama
Elrod, Alabama is located in the US
Elrod, Alabama
Elrod, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°15′22″N 87°47′32″W / 33.25611°N 87.79222°W / 33.25611; -87.79222Coordinates: 33°15′22″N 87°47′32″W / 33.25611°N 87.79222°W / 33.25611; -87.79222
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Elevation 246 ft (75 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35458
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 117963[1]

Elrod is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Elrod is located on County Route 15, 13.3 miles (21.4 km) west-northwest of Tuscaloosa.[2] Elrod has a post office with ZIP code 35458.[3] Elrod was renamed from Sipsey Turnpike in 1898 after the Mobile and Ohio Railroad reached the community. It was named in honor of William W. Elrod, a local physician.[4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elrod has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ "Elrod". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Tuscaloosa County, Alabama General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 52. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Elrod, Alabama