Greenbrier, Alabama

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Greenbrier, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Greenbrier, Alabama is located in Alabama
Greenbrier, Alabama
Greenbrier, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 86°50′37″W / 34.67083°N 86.84361°W / 34.67083; -86.84361
Country United States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 119357[1]

Greenbrier is an unincorporated community in south eastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

Greenbrier was likely named for Greenbrier, Virginia, since a number of early settlers of the area came from Virginia.[2] A post office was established under the name Green Brier in 1869 and was in operation until 1920.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenbrier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 65. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2014.