Wright, Alabama

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Wright, Alabama
Wright, Alabama is located in Alabama
Wright, Alabama
Wright, Alabama
Wright, Alabama is located in the United States
Wright, Alabama
Wright, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°54′31″N 87°59′24″W / 34.90861°N 87.99000°W / 34.90861; -87.99000Coordinates: 34°54′31″N 87°59′24″W / 34.90861°N 87.99000°W / 34.90861; -87.99000
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyLauderdale
Elevation
453 ft (138 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID154037[1]

Wright, also known as Wrights Cross Roads, is an unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, in the U.S. state of Alabama.

History[edit]

Wright was named for Moses Wright, a post rider on the Natchez Trace, who settled in the area and operated a general store.[2] In 1900, Wright was home to three stores, a mill, and cotton gin, and was a center of cross tie production.[3] A post office was in operation under the name Wright from 1891 to 1914.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wright". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 151. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ William Lindsey McDonald (2003). A Walk Through the Past - People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County Alabama. Heart of Dixie Publishing. pp. 361–. ISBN 978-0-9719945-6-0.
  4. ^ "Lauderdale County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 November 2014.