Rash, Alabama

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Rash, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Rash is located in Alabama
Rash is located in the US
Coordinates: 34°52′26″N 85°53′42″W / 34.87389°N 85.89500°W / 34.87389; -85.89500
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256

Rash, also known as Coffeys Store, is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Alabama, United States.[1]


A post office called Rash was established in 1901, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1956.[2] The community was named for a local resident, William Rash, and was also home to a local business, Coffey's Store.[3] Rash has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rash, Alabama
  2. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 109.