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Place Names in Alabama is the first systematic attempt to account for all the names of the counties, cities, town, water courses, bodies of water, and mountains that appear on readily available maps of Alabama.

            In dictionary format, this volume contains some 2,610 place names, selected according to strict criteria as outlined in the introductions, from more than 52,000 available for the state of Alabama. Included in each entry is a description of the geographical feature, its exact location, the etymology of each name the feature has carried through the years, the historical circumstances and dates of each naming, and the sources for these facts, which include both written documents and interviews with local informants.
 
“…provides fascinating insights, into not only the origin of the name but also many of the people who settled the state.” —Joab L. Thomas, President of The University of Alabama

“An invaluable resource for television news and talk shows…not to mention a treasure for trivia buffs!” —Tom York, WBRC-6

Book News Annotation:

Catalogs some 2700 Alabama communities, ranging from Abanda, in Chambers County, to Zip City, in Lauderdale County.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Place Names in Alabama is the first systematic attempt to account for all the names of the counties, cities, town, water courses, bodies of water, and mountains that appear on readily available maps of Alabama.

About the Author

Virginia O. Foscue is a Professor of English at The University of Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817304102
Author:
Foscue, Virginia O.
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Location:
Tuscaloosa :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
North America
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
United States - South - Alabama
Subject:
Names, geographical
Subject:
English language -- Etymology -- Names.
Subject:
Names, Geographical -- Alabama.
Subject:
Alabama History, Local.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Americana-Alabama
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
19881231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 in

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