Pintlala, Alabama

Pintlala, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Pintlala, Alabama
Pintlala, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°10′33″N 86°22′03″W / 32.17583°N 86.36750°W / 32.17583; -86.36750Coordinates: 32°10′33″N 86°22′03″W / 32.17583°N 86.36750°W / 32.17583; -86.36750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Elevation 253 ft (77 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 124905[1]

Pintlala, also known as Pint Lala or Colquitt, is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, located on U.S. Route 31, 15.6 miles (25.1 km) south of Montgomery.


Pintlala, and nearby Pintlala Creek, are named for the Creek words, pithlo, meaning "canoe", and the verb form of halatas, meaning "to drag".[2] Pintlala was founded as an Upper Creek town, situated around Sam Moniac's tavern on the Old Federal Road.[3] 50 to 60 houses were burned here by American forces during the Creek War.[4] Sam Moniac was the brother in law of William Weatherford and the father of David Moniac. General James Wilkinson and Benjamin Hawkins both stopped at Moniac's tavern while traveling on the Federal Road. Soon after Wilkinson stopped there, Moniac's tavern and home were burned down by members of the Red Sticks.[5]

Pintlala School was founded in 1923, due to the consolidation of schools located in smaller communities such as Hope Hull, Le Grand, and Snowdoun. The last meeting of the Alabama Chapter of The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry met at Grange Hall in Pintlala in July 1891.[6]

A post office operated under the name Pint Lala from 1827 to 1883, and under the name Colquitt from 1900 to 1904.[7]

Three properties in Pintlala, Bethel Cemetery, Pintlala School, and Tabernacle Methodist Church, are listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.[8]

Notable person


  1. "Pintlala". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 112. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. Wright, Jr., Amos J. (2003). Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540-1838. University of Alabama Press. p. 129. ISBN 0-8173-1251-X.
  4. Gregory A. Waselkov (19 May 2009). A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814. University of Alabama Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-0-8173-5573-9.
  5. "Excavations at Samuel Moniac's House on the Old Federal Road" (PDF). University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  6. "Volume XVII, Number 2" (PDF). Pintlala Historical Association. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  7. "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  8. "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage" (PDF). The Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  9. "Ray Scott". Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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