Ramer, Alabama

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Ramer, Alabama
Ramer, Alabama is located in Alabama
Ramer, Alabama
Ramer, Alabama
Ramer, Alabama is located in the United States
Ramer, Alabama
Ramer, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°03′02″N 86°13′17″W / 32.05056°N 86.22139°W / 32.05056; -86.22139Coordinates: 32°03′02″N 86°13′17″W / 32.05056°N 86.22139°W / 32.05056; -86.22139
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMontgomery
Elevation
469 ft (143 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36069
Area code(s)334
GNIS feature ID153107[1]

Ramer, also known as Athens, is an unincorporated community located in Montgomery County, Alabama, United States. The elevation is 469 feet (143 m). The community is located 23.9 miles (38.5 km) from the city of Montgomery.

History[edit]

Ramer was originally known as Athens. When the town applied for a post office, Athens was already in use by a city in Alabama. Instead, the community became known as Ramer, which is the name of a nearby creek.[2] A post office opened under the name Ramer in 1851.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 18, 2015.