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Ballplay, Alabama
Location of Ballplay in Etowah County, Alabama.
Location of Ballplay in Etowah County, Alabama.
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Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 85°48′29″W / 34.05861°N 85.80806°W / 34.05861; -85.80806
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area
 • Total 23.74 sq mi (61.48 km2)
 • Land 23.55 sq mi (61.00 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,437
 • Density 61.02/sq mi (23.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 113428

Ballplay is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 1,437 as of the 2020 census.

History

Ballplay was so named because Native Americans would play a ball game at the site in order to resolve disputes between tribes. A post office was established at Ballplay in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.

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