Gallant, Alabama

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Gallant, Alabama
Census-designated place
Gallant is located in Alabama
Gallant
Gallant
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°59′58″N 86°14′43″W / 33.99944°N 86.24528°W / 33.99944; -86.24528Coordinates: 33°59′58″N 86°14′43″W / 33.99944°N 86.24528°W / 33.99944; -86.24528
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area[1]
 • Total 14.431 sq mi (37.38 km2)
 • Land 14.381 sq mi (37.25 km2)
 • Water 0.050 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 855
 • Density 59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 35972
GNIS feature ID 118790

Gallant, also known as Clear Springs or Greasy Cove, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Etowah, and St. Clair counties, Alabama, United States. It lies west of the city of Gadsden, the county seat of Etowah County.[3] As of the 2010 census, its population was 855.[2] Its elevation is 814 feet (248 m).[4] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 35972.[5]

Gallant was the name of a pioneer settler who came from Tennessee.[6]

Recreation[edit]

Camp Sumatanga is a 1700-acre facility surrounded by the woods, mountains, lakes and streams. The many recreational activities available include fishing, swimming, archery, hiking, and camping. Summer camp is available for children. There are three chapels that are available for reservation for weddings and other ceremonies.[7]

Dayspring Dairy is Alabama's first sheep dairy. Offering hard and soft farmstead cheeses, a farm store with free tasting and farm tours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 4.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gallant, Alabama, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-09-04. Accessed 2008-03-15.
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ Gallant, Frank K. (2012). A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications. p. 5. 
  7. ^ Camp Sumatanga