Ralph is an unincorporated place in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. It lies close to U.S. Route 11 and U.S. Route 43 about 16.4 miles southwestern Tuscaloosa. Ralph is formerly known as Hickman, in distinction of the first postmaster, William P. Hickman. It was then changed to Ralph in 1900 which derived from either son of postmaster name Ralph Stewart or the wife Kathleen Ralf Stewart. Ralph has an elevation of 157 feet at latitude 33.042 and longitude -87.769. It appears in U.S. Geological Survey Map.