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Gainesville, Alabama

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Welcome to Gainesville ...

The town of Gainesville is located in Sumter County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Gainesville has a population of 197 people<1> (see below for details).

Gainesville is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Gainesville: (205)

The ZIP code for Gainesville: 35464<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gainesville had a population of 208 people. This makes Gainesville the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 208 people, the population of Gainesville decreased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 220 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Gainesville had an population of 197 people. This is a decrease of 5.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.45% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gainesville ...

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

Community   2015
Bethel - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boligee   [Map]   309   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Emelle   [Map]   50   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Epes   [Map]   183   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,766   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geiger   [Map]   161   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Gainesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Gainesville - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Texas (3) and Virginia.

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

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 Gainesville. 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 Gainesville. 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 Gainesville. Our list includes 9 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gainesville ...

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

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) Gainesville. 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
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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 Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville - 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 Gainesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gainesville 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Gainesville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gainesville) 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 Gainesville. 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 Gainesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8149, Longitude: -88.1608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gainesville 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 Gainesville.


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