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Box Springs, Georgia

Box Springs is an unincorporated community in Talbot County, Georgia, United States. The community is located in the county's extreme southwestern corner, 12.2 miles (19.6 km) southwest of Talbotton. Box Springs has a post office with ZIP code 31801.[2][3]

Box Springs, Georgia
Box Springs, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Box Springs, Georgia
Box Springs, Georgia
Coordinates: 32°31′58″N 84°39′40″W / 32.53278°N 84.66111°W / 32.53278; -84.66111Coordinates: 32°31′58″N 84°39′40″W / 32.53278°N 84.66111°W / 32.53278; -84.66111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyTalbot
Elevation
367 ft (112 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31801
Area code(s)706 & 762
GNIS feature ID354828[1]

HistoryEdit

A post office has been in operation at Box Springs since 1853.[4] The community was named for a local spring that was boxed in and used as a watering stop for the railroad. Pipes were run from the "boxed-spring" to a water tower adjacent to the tracks. The name Boxed Spring was later changed to Box Springs, as it was easier to pronounce.[5]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the "Town of Box Springs" in 1913.[6] The town's charter was dissolved in 1931.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Box Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 23. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1913. p. 623.