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Glencoe, Alabama
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Welcome to Glencoe ...

The city of Glencoe is primarily located in Etowah County. A portion of Glencoe extends into Calhoun County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Glencoe has a population of 5,153 people<1> (see below for details).

Glencoe is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Glencoe (for example, toward Cedartown (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Glencoe: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Glencoe: 35905<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glencoe had a population of 5,160 people. This makes Glencoe the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Glencoe represents 0.11% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,160 people, the population of Glencoe has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,152 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Glencoe had an population of 5,153 people. This is a decrease of 0.14% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Glencoe ...

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.<5>.

Community   2015
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,146   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   4,714   E   18 miles [29 km]
Ragland   [Map]   1,682   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Glencoe ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 37 communities that are also named Glencoe - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

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 Glencoe. 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 Glencoe. 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 Glencoe.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glencoe ...

Looking for more information about Glencoe? 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 Glencoe, 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 Glencoe.

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) Glencoe. 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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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 Glencoe.

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

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Glencoe.

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<4>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 Glencoe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glencoe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Glencoe. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glencoe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glencoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glencoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glencoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9449, Longitude: -85.9320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glencoe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glencoe.


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