Scratch Ankle, Alabama

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Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Scratch Ankle, Alabama is located in Alabama
Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Scratch Ankle, Alabama is located in the US
Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Scratch Ankle, Alabama
Coordinates: 31°39′46″N 87°26′15″W / 31.66278°N 87.43750°W / 31.66278; -87.43750Coordinates: 31°39′46″N 87°26′15″W / 31.66278°N 87.43750°W / 31.66278; -87.43750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Monroe
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 126495[1]

Scratch Ankle is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Alabama, United States, located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Monroeville.

History[edit]

Scratch Ankle was named from the fact locals were often seen by the train workers scratching their ankles from mosquito bites.[2] It has been frequently noted on lists of unusual place names.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Scratch Ankle, Alabama
  2. ^ "Cat Mash among state's funny town names". The Tuscaloosa News. September 28, 1991. pp. 3B. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 3. 
  4. ^ Duncan, Andy (2005). Alabama Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Globe Pequot. pp. xii.