Yarbo, Alabama

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Yarbo, Alabama
Yarbo, Alabama is located in Alabama
Yarbo, Alabama
Yarbo, Alabama
Location of Yarbo in Alabama
Coordinates: 31°32′38″N 88°16′40″W / 31.54389°N 88.27778°W / 31.54389; -88.27778
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyWashington
Elevation
180 ft (50 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID129271[1]

Yarbo (known as Yarboro) is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

Yarbo is a shortened form of Yarborough and is named for the first postmaster, Robert E. Yarborough.[2] A post office operated under the name Yarbo from 1917 to 1954.[3] In 1918, the Ingram-Day Lumber Company, based in Lyman, Mississippi, purchased the Yarborough Lumber Company's plant in Yarbo. The plant was able to produce up to 40,000 feet of lumber per day.[4] Dry kilns were eventually installed at the plant in Yarbo.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yarbo". 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. ^ "Washington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ The Lumber Trade Journal. 1918. p. 8.
  5. ^ Lumber World Review. Lumber Review Company. 1918. p. 10.