Ralph, Alabama

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Ralph, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Ralph, Alabama is located in Alabama
Ralph, Alabama
Ralph, Alabama
Ralph, Alabama is located in the US
Ralph, Alabama
Ralph, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°02′31″N 87°46′08″W / 33.04194°N 87.76889°W / 33.04194; -87.76889Coordinates: 33°02′31″N 87°46′08″W / 33.04194°N 87.76889°W / 33.04194; -87.76889
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35480
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 153104[1]

Ralph is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Ralph is located near U.S. Route 11 and U.S. Route 43, 16.4 miles (26.4 km) southwest of Tuscaloosa. Ralph has a post office with ZIP code 35480, which opened on March 3, 1900.[2][3] Ralph was originally known as Hickman, in honor of the first postmaster, William P. Hickman. In 1900, the name was changed to Ralph, either for Ralph Stewart, the son of the postmaster at the time, or Kathleen Ralf Stewart, the wife of said postmaster.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ralph". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.