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Gordon, Alabama
(Houston County)

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Welcome to Gordon ...

The town of Gordon is located in Houston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Gordon has a population of 327 people<1> (see below for details).

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

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

Note: While Gordon is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Gordon: (334)

The ZIP code for Gordon: 36343<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gordon had a population of 332 people. This makes Gordon the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 332 people, the population of Gordon decreased 18.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 408 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Gordon had an population of 327 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gordon ...

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.<4>.

Community   2015
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Columbia   [Map]   737   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,264   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Gordon ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 35 communities that are also named Gordon - they are located in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (4), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Gordon. 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 Gordon. 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 Gordon.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gordon ...

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

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) Gordon. 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.

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

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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 Gordon.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gordon - 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 Gordon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gordon 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 that starts in Gordon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gordon) 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 Gordon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gordon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1438, Longitude: -85.0934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordon 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 Gordon.


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