Tibbie, Alabama

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Tibbie, Alabama
Census-designated place
Tibbie, Alabama is located in Alabama
Tibbie, Alabama
Tibbie, Alabama
Coordinates: 31°21′44″N 88°14′55″W / 31.36222°N 88.24861°W / 31.36222; -88.24861Coordinates: 31°21′44″N 88°14′55″W / 31.36222°N 88.24861°W / 31.36222; -88.24861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 1.767 sq mi (4.58 km2)
 • Land 1.750 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 41
 • Density 23/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 127959[3]

Tibbie is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Washington County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 41 as of the 2010 census.[2]

The Red Alabama Blackmouth Cur is thought to have originated in the area around Tibbie in the 1940s.[4]

History[edit]

The name Tibbie comes from a shortened form of the Choctaw word "oakibbeha". Oakibbeha means "blocks of ice therein," with okti meaning "ice" and the plural form abeha meaning "to be in".[5]

A post office first began operations under the name Tibbie in 1910.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Tibbie". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Howard, Steve. "Sand Ridge Kennels". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 137. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  6. ^ "Washington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 July 2015.