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Battles Wharf, Alabama
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Coordinates: 30°29′40″N 87°55′40″W / 30.49436°N 87.92777°W / 30.49436; -87.92777Coordinates: 30°29′40″N 87°55′40″W / 30.49436°N 87.92777°W / 30.49436; -87.92777
Country United States
State Alabama
County Baldwin
7 ft (2 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 251
GNIS feature ID 157887

Battles Wharf, formerly known as Yarborough, Dadeville, Battles, and Narcissus, is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States.


The community was originally known as Yarborough, possibly in honor of a local family. The name was then changed to Dadeville to honor R. R. Dade. The name was then changed to Battles, but due to another community in Alabama having a similar name the community was then called Narcissus, in honor of the figure from Greek mythology. Finally, the community became known as Battles Wharf. A post office operated under the name Battles from 1875 to 1903, under the name Narcissus from 1903 to 1904, and under the name Battles Wharf from 1904 to 1961.

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