Uchee, Alabama

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Uchee, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Uchee, Alabama is located in Alabama
Uchee, Alabama
Uchee, Alabama
Uchee, Alabama is located in the US
Uchee, Alabama
Uchee, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°21′03″N 85°21′53″W / 32.35083°N 85.36472°W / 32.35083; -85.36472Coordinates: 32°21′03″N 85°21′53″W / 32.35083°N 85.36472°W / 32.35083; -85.36472
Country United States
State Alabama
County Russell
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 157184[1]

Uchee, also known as Spains Stand, is an unincorporated community in Russell County, Alabama, United States. Uchee is named after the nearby Uchee Creek, which in turn is named for the Yuchi tribe.[2] The word "yuchi" probably means "at a distance" in the Yuchi language, with yu meaning "at a distance" and chi meaning "sitting down".[3] The Yuchi lived in the area around present day Russell County, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia, before being removed to the Indian Territory. The Uchee Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A post office was operated in Uchee from 1835 to 1907.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 63
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Uchee appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated community of 63 residents. This was the only time it appeared on the census rolls.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uchee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ History of Alabama - Albert James Pickett - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  3. ^ Read, William A. (1984). Indian Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-8173-0231-X. 
  4. ^ "Russell County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.