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Madrid, Alabama

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Welcome to Madrid ...

The town of Madrid is located in Houston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Madrid has a population of 338 people<1> (see below for details).

Madrid is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Madrid is within the boundaries of the (334) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Madrid had a population of 350 people. This makes Madrid the county's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 350 people, the population of Madrid increased 15.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 303 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Madrid had an population of 338 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.55% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Madrid ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Madrid and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2015
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   N   18 miles [29 km]
Slocomb   [Map]   1,972   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Madrid ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Madrid - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York and Virginia.

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

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 Madrid. 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 Madrid. 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 Madrid.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Madrid ...

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

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) Madrid. 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
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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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 Madrid. 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 Madrid.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Madrid - 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Madrid. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Madrid) 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 Madrid. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madrid

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madrid. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0354, Longitude: -85.3987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madrid 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 Madrid.


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