Tibbie, Alabama

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Tibbie, Alabama
Census-designated place
Location of Tibbie in Washington County, Alabama.
Location of Tibbie in Washington County, Alabama.
Tibbie, Alabama is located in Alabama
Tibbie, Alabama
Tibbie, Alabama
Location of Tibbie in Washington County, 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 1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,980
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 127959[4]

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.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

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".[7]

A post office first began operations under the name Tibbie in 1910.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tibbie". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ Howard, Steve. "Sand Ridge Kennels". Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 137. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  8. ^ "Washington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 July 2015.