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Elgin, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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 The location of Elgin 

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Welcome to Elgin ...

Elgin is located in Lauderdale County.

Elgin is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Telephone area codes for Elgin: (256) & (938)<2>

Communities near Elgin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Elgin and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Florence   [Map]   40,026   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   E   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Elgin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Elgin: This one is located in Lauderdale County and the other is located in Tuscaloosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 39 communities that are also named Elgin - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Virginia and Washington.

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

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 Elgin. 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 Elgin. 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 Elgin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elgin ...

Looking for more information about Elgin? 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 Elgin? 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 Elgin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elgin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when 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) Elgin. 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
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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







Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elgin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Elgin.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Elgin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elgin) 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 Elgin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elgin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8487, Longitude: -87.3911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elgin 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 Elgin.

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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 Elgin.



 
 
 

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