Hurricane, Alabama

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Hurricane is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama.[1]

History[edit]

Variant names were "Hurricane Bayou" and "Tensaw Station".[1] A post office called Hurricane Bayou was established in 1877, the name was changed to Hurricane in 1895, and the post office closed in 1962.[2] The community was named for the fact a hurricane had struck the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hurricane
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 65.

Coordinates: 30°50′28″N 87°54′07″W / 30.84111°N 87.90194°W / 30.84111; -87.90194