Plevna, Alabama

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Plevna, Alabama
Plevna, Alabama is located in Alabama
Plevna, Alabama
Plevna, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Plevna, Alabama is located in the United States
Plevna, Alabama
Plevna, Alabama
Plevna, Alabama (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°57′42″N 86°25′00″W / 34.96167°N 86.41667°W / 34.96167; -86.41667Coordinates: 34°57′42″N 86°25′00″W / 34.96167°N 86.41667°W / 34.96167; -86.41667
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMadison
Elevation
850 ft (259 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256
GNIS feature ID125066[1]

Plevna is an unincorporated community in northeastern Madison County, Alabama, United States. Residents of Plevna have New Market addresses.

History[edit]

Plevna is named in honor of Pleven, Bulgaria, which was a site of strategic importance during the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78).[2] A post office operated under the name Plevna from 1878 to 1955.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plevna". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 113. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Madison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 February 2015.