Grassy, Lauderdale County, Alabama

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Grassy, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Grassy Memorial Chapel
Grassy Memorial Chapel
Grassy, Alabama is located in Alabama
Grassy, Alabama
Grassy, Alabama
Grassy, Alabama is located in the US
Grassy, Alabama
Grassy, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°58′17″N 87°17′59″W / 34.97139°N 87.29972°W / 34.97139; -87.29972Coordinates: 34°58′17″N 87°17′59″W / 34.97139°N 87.29972°W / 34.97139; -87.29972
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lauderdale
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156430[1]

Grassy, also known as Arthur or New Salem, is an unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is concentrated around the intersection of State Route 64 and County Highway 89, east of Lexington, northwest of Anderson, and just south of the Tennessee border.

History[edit]

Grassy took its name in the 1870s from the local Grassy School; the school was so named for the condition of its grassy schoolyard.[2] A post office operated under the name Arthur from 1886 to 1907.[3]

Grassy Memorial Chapel, which lies near the center of the community, was established in 1894 as the New Salem Presbyterian Church. The chapel and its associated cemetery became the property of the Grassy community in 1976.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grassy". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "What's the origin of your town's name?". Times Daily. June 3, 2006. pp. 4A. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lauderdale County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Grassy Memorial Chapel and Cemetery," Alabama Historical Association marker, 2002. Information accessed 29 October 2016.