Tunnel Springs, Alabama

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Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Tunnel Springs, Alabama is located in Alabama
Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Tunnel Springs, Alabama is located in the US
Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°38′33″N 87°14′23″W / 31.64250°N 87.23972°W / 31.64250; -87.23972
Country United States
State Alabama
County Monroe
Elevation 325 ft (99 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 251

Tunnel Springs is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Alabama, United States.[1] It has one site listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, the Old Scotland Presbyterian Church.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Tunnel Springs was established in 1902, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1973.[3] An old railroad tunnel accounts for the name.[4]

Geography[edit]

Tunnel Springs is located at 31°38′34″N 87°14′24″W / 31.64265°N 87.23998°W / 31.64265; -87.23998Coordinates: 31°38′34″N 87°14′24″W / 31.64265°N 87.23998°W / 31.64265; -87.23998 and has an elevation of 325 feet (99 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tunnel Springs, Alabama
  2. ^ "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage" (PDF). Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cat Mash among state's funny town names". The Tuscaloosa News. September 28, 1991. pp. 3B. Retrieved 28 April 2015.