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]

History[edit]

Ballplay was so named because Native Americans would play a ball game at the site in order to resolve disputes between tribes.[4] A post office was established at Ballplay in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Ballplay". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Goodson, Mike (2011). Haunted Etowah County, Alabama. The History Press. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-60949-360-8. 
  5. ^ "Etowah County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2014.