Ballplay, Alabama

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Ballplay, Alabama
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Ballplay, Alabama is located in Alabama
Ballplay, Alabama
Ballplay, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyEtowah
Area[1]
 • Total23.632 sq mi (61.21 km2)
 • Land23.465 sq mi (60.77 km2)
 • Water0.167 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,580
 • Density67/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID113428[3]
 
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Ballplay, Alabama
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Ballplay, Alabama is located in Alabama
Ballplay, Alabama
Ballplay, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyEtowah
Area[1]
 • Total23.632 sq mi (61.21 km2)
 • Land23.465 sq mi (60.77 km2)
 • Water0.167 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,580
 • Density67/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID113428[3]

Ballplay is a census-designated place and Unincorporated community in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 1,580 as of the 2010 census.[2] The name is derived from a Lacrosse type game called "chunkee" using round stones that was once played by indigenous peoples that lived in the area.

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