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Big Eddy, Alabama

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Welcome to Big Eddy ...

So far, we have found very little information about Big Eddy. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Big Eddy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Big Eddy, please Contact Us.

Big Eddy would have been located within present day Barbour County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Big Eddy is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Big Eddy was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Big Eddy (for example, toward Lumpkin (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Big Eddy still existed, it would have been in the (334) area code.

Communities near Big Eddy ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Big Eddy and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Baker Hill   [Map]   261   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Comer   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cottonton   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   S   5 miles [8 km]
Glenville   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Big Eddy.

Communities Also Named Big Eddy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Big Eddy - they are located in British Columbia, Idaho and Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Eddy.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Eddy. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Eddy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Eddy.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Big Eddy:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Big Eddy no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Big Eddy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Eddy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Big Eddy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Eddy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Eddy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Eddy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Eddy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9904, Longitude: -85.1374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Big Eddy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Eddy.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Big Eddy.