Hobbs Island, Alabama

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Hobbs Island, Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama is located in Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama is located in the United States
Hobbs Island, Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama
Hobbs Island, Alabama (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°32′13″N 86°32′05″W / 34.53694°N 86.53472°W / 34.53694; -86.53472Coordinates: 34°32′13″N 86°32′05″W / 34.53694°N 86.53472°W / 34.53694; -86.53472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMadison
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256
GNIS feature ID120161[1]

Hobbs Island is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Alabama, United States.

History[edit]

Hobbs Island is also the name of a nearby island (formerly known as Chickasaw Island) in the Tennessee River. The island was the site of the Chickasaw town Chickasaw Old Fields.[2] Two mounds and the remnants of a dwelling remain on Hobbs Island.[3] Ditto Landing, formerly the site of a ferry on the Tennessee River, is located adjacent to Hobbs Island. Andrew Jackson's army, including Davy Crockett, crossed at Ditto Landing during the Creek War on their way to fight the Red Sticks.[4]

A post office operated under the name Hobbs Island from 1850 to 1929.[5]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hobbs Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Wright, Jr., Amos J. (2003). Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838. University of Alabama Press. p. 34. ISBN 0-8173-1251-X.
  3. ^ Clarence Bloomfield Moore (1915). The Tennessee, Green, and Lower Ohio Rivers Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore. University of Alabama Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-8173-1018-9.
  4. ^ Jones, Randell (2006). In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett. John F. Blair. p. 97. ISBN 0-89587-324-9.
  5. ^ "Madison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^ Huggins, Paul. "Paul Luther Bolden Memorial Highway honors Madison County's highest decorated WWII soldier". Al.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 15 February 2015.