State Line, Alabama
Although we found mention of State Line during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how State Line was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of State Line. If you can help us locate State Line, please Contact Us.
- About State Line
- State Line is located in Limestone County (Alabama).
Our Pages for State Line ...
|-profile || General information about State Line |
|-nearby || What's in the neighborhood around State Line |
|-bycounty || Nearest communities to State Line (By-County) |
|-census || Census information for State Line |
|-tidbits || Tidbits and trivia about State Line |
|-genealogy || Our Genealogy Helper for State Line |
|-summary || Summarized information |
|-map || Interactive map centered on State Line |
|-tripmap || TripAdvisor Tourism pages |
|-misc || Miscellaneous information |
|-wishlist || Things we would like to know about State Line |
|-glossary || This page... |
Glossary and Definitions ...
- Area Code Overlay
- An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 256, 938) serve the same geographic area. In the case of State Line, area code (938) is the Overlay for area code (256).
The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.
When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.
If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past State Line and then turned west". While State Line could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added State Line as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that State Line could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 3 Alabama communities also named State Line. While this community is located in Limestone County, the others are located in the following counties: Houston, Madison and Washington. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for State Line.
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