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Blocton, Alabama

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Welcome to Blocton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Blocton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Blocton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Blocton, please Contact Us.




Blocton would have been located within present day Bibb County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Blocton is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Blocton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Blocton once stood is in the (205) area code.

Communities near Blocton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,898   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,822   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,704   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,648   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Blocton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Blocton - it's located in West Virginia.

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

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 Blocton. 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 Blocton. 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 Blocton. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Blocton no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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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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The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blocton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Blocton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blocton) 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 Blocton. 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 Blocton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1132, Longitude: -87.1042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blocton.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blocton.



 
 
 

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