Francisco, Alabama

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Francisco, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Francisco is located in Alabama
Francisco
Francisco
Francisco is located in the US
Francisco
Francisco
Coordinates: 34°59′14″N 86°14′57″W / 34.98722°N 86.24917°W / 34.98722; -86.24917
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 156378[1]

Francisco is an unincorporated community in northern Jackson County, Alabama, United States. It is located on Alabama State Route 65, 19.1 miles (30.7 km) northwest of Skyline.

History[edit]

Francisco is named in honor of Francisco Rice, who served in the Confederate Army and as a member of the Alabama Senate.[2] A post office operated under the name Francisco from 1875 to 1957.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francisco". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 59. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 May 2015.