Latham, Alabama

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Latham, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Latham, Alabama is located in Alabama
Latham, Alabama
Latham, Alabama
Latham, Alabama is located in the US
Latham, Alabama
Latham, Alabama
Coordinates: 31°05′06″N 87°50′03″W / 31.08500°N 87.83417°W / 31.08500; -87.83417Coordinates: 31°05′06″N 87°50′03″W / 31.08500°N 87.83417°W / 31.08500; -87.83417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
Elevation 121 ft (37 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 156583[1]

Latham, Alabama is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.[1]

It is the location of Latham United Methodist Church, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2]

History[edit]

Latham was most likely named after the first postmaster, Latham Cooper.[3] A post office operated under the name Latham from 1880 to 1960.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Latham". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 81. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  4. ^ "Baldwin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 May 2015.