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Chatom, Alabama

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Welcome to Chatom ...

The town of Chatom is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Chatom has a population of 1,237 people<1> (see below for details).

Chatom is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Chatom lies within the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Chatom: 36518<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chatom had a population of 1,288 people (or 7.33% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Chatom the county's most populous community.

The population of Chatom represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 229th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,288 people, the population of Chatom increased 7.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,193 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Chatom had an population of 1,237 people. This is a decrease of 3.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Chatom ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chatom and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2015
Barlow   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bigbee   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fruitdale   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hobson   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
McIntosh   [Map]   226   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

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 Chatom. 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 Chatom. 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 Chatom.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chatom ...

Looking for more information about Chatom? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chatom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chatom.

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) Chatom. 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
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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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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Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>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 Chatom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chatom or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Chatom. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chatom) 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 Chatom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chatom

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4690, Longitude: -88.2466     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chatom have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Chatom.


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