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Holtville, Alabama
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Alabama
County Elmore
Area
 • Total 25.230 sq mi (65.35 km2)
 • Land 21.577 sq mi (55.88 km2)
 • Water 3.653 sq mi (9.46 km2)
Elevation 354 ft (108 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,096
 • Density 162.346/sq mi (62.682/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 120302

Holtville (also Slapout) is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Elmore County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 4,096 as of the 2010 census.

Holtville/Slapout is located on the western bank of Lake Jordan, and much of its population lives along this lakeshore, or in the neighboring Lightwood community.

According to tradition, the old name of Slapout was derived from a storekeeper's way of stating an item was out of stock: he was "slap out of it".

In Popular Culture

Holtville was the subject of a 1945 film by The United States Information Agency that highlighted how a rural community can overcome poverty and poor soil through education and commitment.".

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