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Leesburg, Alabama

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Welcome to Leesburg ...

The town of Leesburg is located in Cherokee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Leesburg has a population of 1,014 people<1> (see below for details).

Leesburg is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Area codes for Leesburg: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Leesburg: 35983<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leesburg had a population of 1,027 people. This makes Leesburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Leesburg represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 252nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,027 people, the population of Leesburg increased 28.54% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 799 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Leesburg had an population of 1,014 people. This is a decrease of 1.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.91% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Leesburg ...

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

Community   2015
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,802   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,570   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,973   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,848   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Leesburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Leesburg - they are located in Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

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 Leesburg. 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 Leesburg. 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 Leesburg.

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

Websites for Leesburg ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesburg ...

Looking for more information about Leesburg? 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg.

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) Leesburg. 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 Leesburg.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leesburg - 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 Leesburg.

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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 town (such as Leesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leesburg 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 beginning in Leesburg. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leesburg) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1838, Longitude: -85.7753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg 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 Leesburg.


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