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Greenville, Alabama

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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Butler County and is the County Seat for Butler County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Greenville has a population of 7,845 people<2> (see below for details).

Greenville was established in 1819.

The community of Greenville was originally named Buttsville.

Greenville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Greenville is within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Greenville: 36037<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 8,135 people (which is 38.84% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Greenville the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 0.17% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,135 people, the population of Greenville increased 12.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,228 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 7,845 people. This is a decrease of 3.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Greenville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Greenville and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2015
Awin   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Bolling   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bragg's   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chapman   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Village   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Forest Home   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Greenville. 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 Greenville. 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 Greenville. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

Websites for Greenville ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

Looking for more information about Greenville? 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville.

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) Greenville. 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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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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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 Greenville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenville 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Greenville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenville) 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 Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8344, Longitude: -86.6289     [Map].

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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 Greenville.


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