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Coxey is an unincorporated community in western Limestone County, Alabama, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 72, 12.0 miles (19.3 km) west of Athens.

Coxey, Alabama
Coxey, Alabama is located in Alabama
Coxey, Alabama
Coxey, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°48′07″N 87°10′42″W / 34.80194°N 87.17833°W / 34.80194; -87.17833
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyLimestone
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256
GNIS feature ID116794[1]

HistoryEdit

Coxey is most likely named after the first postmaster, William Cox.[2] A post office under the name Coxey from 1918 to 1937.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coxey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 42. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 February 2015.