Rhodesville, Alabama

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Rhodesville, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Rhodesville, Alabama is located in Alabama
Rhodesville, Alabama
Rhodesville, Alabama
Rhodesville, Alabama is located in the US
Rhodesville, Alabama
Rhodesville, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°52′20″N 87°52′14″W / 34.87222°N 87.87056°W / 34.87222; -87.87056Coordinates: 34°52′20″N 87°52′14″W / 34.87222°N 87.87056°W / 34.87222; -87.87056
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lauderdale
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156960[1]

Rhodesville, also known as Rhodes Mill, is an unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, in the U.S. state of Alabama.

History[edit]

Rhodesville is named for the Rhodes family, who were early settlers of the area from Newberry County, South Carolina. Spencer Rhodes operated a store, blacksmith shop, and mill in Rhodesville.[2] A post office was in operation under the name Rhodesville from 1889 to 1907.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhodesville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ William Lindsey McDonald (2003). A Walk Through the Past - People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County Alabama. Heart of Dixie Publishing. pp. 310–. ISBN 978-0-9719945-6-0. 
  3. ^ "Lauderdale County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 November 2014.