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Ballplay, Alabama
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Alabama
County Etowah
Area
 • Total 23.632 sq mi (61.21 km2)
 • Land 23.465 sq mi (60.77 km2)
 • Water 0.167 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation 594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,580
 • Density 66.86/sq mi (25.81/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 1,580 as of the 2010 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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