Old Texas, Alabama

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Old Texas, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Old Texas, Alabama is located in Alabama
Old Texas, Alabama
Old Texas, Alabama
Old Texas, Alabama is located in the US
Old Texas, Alabama
Old Texas, Alabama
Coordinates: 31°46′11″N 87°00′01″W / 31.76972°N 87.00028°W / 31.76972; -87.00028Coordinates: 31°46′11″N 87°00′01″W / 31.76972°N 87.00028°W / 31.76972; -87.00028
Country United States
State Alabama
County Monroe
Elevation 430 ft (130 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 136590[1]

Old Texas is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Alabama, United States. Old Texas is located on Alabama State Route 47, 12.3 miles (19.8 km) east-northeast of Beatrice.

History[edit]

A post office called Old Texas was established in 1857, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1866.[2] The community was named by pioneers from eastern states who passed through here on their way to Texas, and decided instead to stay.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Texas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cat Mash among state's funny town names". The Tuscaloosa News. September 28, 1991. pp. 3B. Retrieved 28 April 2015.