Hooks, Alabama

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Hooks, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Hooks, Alabama is located in Alabama
Hooks, Alabama
Hooks, Alabama
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Country United States
State Alabama
County Russell
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334

Hooks is an unincorporated community in Russell County, Alabama, United States.[1]


Hooks was named after John J. Hooks, the first postmaster.[2] The post office was established in 1893, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1915.[3] The community has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hooks, Alabama
  2. Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 173. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Russell County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>