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Anderson, Alabama
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Welcome to Anderson ...

The town of Anderson is located in Lauderdale County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Anderson has a population of 278 people<1> (see below for details).

Anderson was established in 1825.

The community of Anderson is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Anderson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Anderson: (256) and (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Anderson: 35610<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anderson had a population of 282 people. This makes Anderson the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 282 people, the population of Anderson decreased 20.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 354 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Anderson had an population of 278 people. This is a decrease of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Anderson.

Communities near Anderson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2015
Courtland   [Map]   597   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   466   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   519   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lester   [Map]   121   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anderson.

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

While we believe that this Anderson is located in Lauderdale County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Anderson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cherokee and Etowah County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anderson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anderson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anderson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anderson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anderson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...

Looking for more information about Anderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Anderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Anderson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Anderson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Anderson. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Lauderdale County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anderson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Anderson.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Anderson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anderson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Anderson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anderson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9147, Longitude: -87.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anderson.


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