Capshaw, Alabama Article

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Capshaw, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Capshaw, Alabama is located in Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Capshaw, Alabama
Location in Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°46′23″N 86°47′34″W / 34.77306°N 86.79278°W / 34.77306; -86.79278
CountryUnited States
State Alabama
County Limestone
Elevation676 ft (206 m)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID115608 [1]

Capshaw, also known as Lux[ citation needed], is an unincorporated community in eastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States. It is located at the intersection of Capshaw, Sanderson and NW Dupree Worthey Roads.

History

The community was named for an early settlers David and William Capshaw. Citation: Territorial papers of the U.S. Vol VI Mississippi page 106 thru 113.Elks River Petition to the President and Congress by intruders on Chickasaw lands. Signed by 450 males. #318 David Capshaw, #433 William W. Capshaw. Madison County Mississippi Territory (AL), 5 Sep 1810. David Capshaw (1779-1839) raised a large family in the community. A post office under the name Capshaw was first opened in 1918. [2][ unreliable source?]

References

  1. ^ "Capshaw". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Limestone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2014.