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Melvin, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Welcome to Melvin ...

Melvin is located in Choctaw County.

Melvin is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

The ZIP code for Melvin: 36913<2>

Communities near Melvin ...

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

Community   2015<4>
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,798   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   205   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lisman   [Map]   505   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Needham   [Map]   91   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Silas   [Map]   432   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Melvin ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 16 communities that are also named Melvin - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

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 Melvin. 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 Melvin. 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 Melvin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melvin ...

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

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) Melvin. 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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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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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 Melvin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>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 community (such as Melvin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melvin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melvin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9304, Longitude: -88.4589     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melvin.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Melvin.


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