Intercourse, Alabama

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Intercourse, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Intercourse, Alabama is located in Alabama
Intercourse, Alabama
Intercourse, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°24′59″N 88°14′25″W / 32.41639°N 88.24028°W / 32.41639; -88.24028
Country United States
State Alabama
County Sumter
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205

Intercourse, is an unincorporated community located at a crossroads in Sumter County, Alabama, United States.[1]

A post office called Intercourse was established in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.[2] It is named for the traffic intersection of the town's crossroads (called "intercourse" at that time).[3] Although a share of the residents want the unusual name changed to Siloan, state maps still identify the place as Intercourse.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Intercourse, Alabama
  2. ^ "Sumter County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia O. (1989). Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8173-0410-2. 
  4. ^ "Unusual names have unusual origins". The Tuscaloosa News. September 4, 1990. pp. 6A. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 32°24′59″N 88°14′25″W / 32.41639°N 88.24028°W / 32.41639; -88.24028