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Hartford, Alabama

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Welcome to Hartford ...

The city of Hartford is located in Geneva County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Hartford has a population of 2,647 people<2> (see below for details).

Hartford is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The telephone area code for Hartford: (334)

The ZIP code for Hartford: 36344<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hartford had a population of 2,624 people (which is 9.79% of the total population of Geneva County). This makes Hartford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hartford represents 0.05% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,624 people, the population of Hartford increased 10.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,369 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Hartford had an population of 2,647 people. This is an increase of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.73% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hartford ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2015
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   27,978   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,023   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,386   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Hartford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Hartford - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Hartford. 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 Hartford. 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 Hartford. Our list includes 7 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hartford ...

Looking for more information about Hartford? 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 Hartford, 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 Hartford.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found 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) Hartford. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hartford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hartford - 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 Hartford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hartford 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 starting in Hartford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartford) 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 Hartford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hartford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1055, Longitude: -85.6916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hartford 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 Hartford.


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