Tibbie, Alabama

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Tibbie, Alabama
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Location of Tibbie in Washington County, Alabama.
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Tibbie, Alabama
Location of Tibbie in Washington County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 31°21′44″N88°14′55″W / 31.36222°N 88.24861°W / 31.36222; -88.24861 Coordinates: 31°21′44″N88°14′55″W / 31.36222°N 88.24861°W / 31.36222; -88.24861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Washington
Area
[1]
  Total1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
  Land1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
  Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
226 ft (69 m)
Population
 (2010) [2]
  Total1,980
  Estimate 
(2016) [3]
N/A
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID127959 [4]

Tibbie is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Washington County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 41 as of the 2010 census. [2]

Contents

The Red Alabama Blackmouth Cur is thought to have originated in the area around Tibbie in the 1940s. [5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

History

The name Tibbie comes from a shortened form of the Choctaw word "oakibbeha". Oakibbeha means "blocks of ice therein," with okti meaning "ice" and the plural form abeha meaning "to be in". [7]

A post office first began operations under the name Tibbie in 1910. [8]

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "Tibbie". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  5. Howard, Steve. "Sand Ridge Kennels" . Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  6. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 137. ISBN   0-8173-0410-X.
  8. "Washington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 July 2015.