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Columbiana, Alabama

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Welcome to Columbiana ...

The city of Columbiana is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Columbiana has a population of 4,168 people<1> (see below for details).

Columbiana is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Columbiana is within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Columbiana: 35051<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbiana had a population of 4,197 people. This makes Columbiana the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Columbiana represents 0.09% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,197 people, the population of Columbiana increased 26.57% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 3,316 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Columbiana had an population of 4,168 people. This is a decrease of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Columbiana ...

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

Community   2015
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,213   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   12,059   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   5,046   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Columbiana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Columbiana - they are located in Illinois and Ohio.

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

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 Columbiana. 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 Columbiana. 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 Columbiana. Our list includes 14 papers.

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

Websites for Columbiana ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbiana ...

Looking for more information about Columbiana? 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 Columbiana, 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 Columbiana.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Columbiana. 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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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbiana - 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 city (such as Columbiana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbiana 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Columbiana. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbiana) 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 Columbiana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbiana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1927, Longitude: -86.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbiana 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 Columbiana.


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