Swaim, Alabama

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Swaim, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Swaim is located in Alabama
Swaim is located in the US
Coordinates: 34°52′10″N 86°11′54″W / 34.86944°N 86.19833°W / 34.86944; -86.19833
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jackson
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 157133[1]

Swaim is an unincorporated community in northern Jackson County, Alabama, United States. It is located at the intersection of state routes 65 and 146, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) northwest of Skyline.


The community was probably named after the family of Moses Swaim, who was an early settler of the area.[2] A post office operated under the name Swaim from 1910 to 1955.[3]


  1. ^ "Swaim". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 May 2015.