Warsaw, Alabama

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Warsaw, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Warsaw, Alabama is located in Alabama
Warsaw, Alabama
Warsaw, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Warsaw, Alabama is located in the US
Warsaw, Alabama
Warsaw, Alabama
Warsaw, Alabama (the US)
Coordinates: 32°56′15″N 88°12′11″W / 32.93750°N 88.20306°W / 32.93750; -88.20306
Country United States
State Alabama
County Sumter
Elevation 121 ft (37 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 153894[1]

Warsaw, also known as Jamestown, is an unincorporated community in Sumter County, Alabama, United States.


The community was originally called Jamestown, in honor of Jamestown, Virginia. The name was then changed to Warsaw, likely in honor of Warsaw, Virginia, where some of the earlier settlers of the area arrived from.[2] Warsaw was incorporated by the Alabama Legislature in February 1839.[3] A post office operated under the name Jamestown from 1832 to 1842, and under the name Warsaw from 1842 to 1910.[4]


  1. ^ "Warsaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ Alabama (1840). Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. J. Boardman. p. 48. 
  4. ^ "Sumter County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 December 2015.