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Grimes, Alabama
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Welcome to Grimes ...

The town of Grimes is located in Dale County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Grimes has a population of 546 people<1> (see below for details).

Grimes is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The area code for Grimes: (334)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grimes had a population of 558 people. This makes Grimes the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Grimes represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 321st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 558 people, the population of Grimes increased 21.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 459 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Grimes had an population of 546 people. This is a decrease of 2.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Grimes ...

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 are driving it.<3>.

Community   2015
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Grimes ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 12 communities that are also named Grimes - they are located in California, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas (2) and Virginia.

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

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 Grimes. 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 Grimes. 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 Grimes.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grimes ...

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

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) Grimes. 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 Grimes.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2999, Longitude: -85.4503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grimes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grimes.


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