Batesville, Alabama

Batesville is an unincorporated community in Barbour County,Alabama, United States.

Batesville, Alabama
Batesville, Alabama
Batesville, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°00′33″N 85°18′40″W
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBarbour
Elevation
269 ft (82 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)334
GNIS feature ID156034[1]

History

Batesville was named after the plantation of William Michael Bates, who moved to the area from South Carolina in 1845.[2] A post office operated under the name Batesville from 1854 to 1942.[3]

Fort Browder, a small wooden fort, was built near Batesville to use as protection during the Creek War of 1836. Company D of the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry was organized here and known as the "Fort Browder Roughs."[4]

References

  1. "Batesville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 13. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. "Barbour County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. "Fort Browder/15th Alabama Infantry". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 7 November 2019.


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