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Mount Gilead, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Welcome to Mount Gilead ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mount Gilead. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mount Gilead to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mount Gilead, please Contact Us.

Mount Gilead would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Gilead: Mt. Gilead

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mount Gilead is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Mount Gilead was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

The location where Mount Gilead once stood is in the (256) and (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Mount Gilead ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mount Gilead and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Mount Gilead ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Mount Gilead: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Barbour County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 13 communities that are also named Mount Gilead - they are located in Kentucky (3), North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Virginia.

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

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 Mount Gilead. 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 Mount Gilead. 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 Mount Gilead.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Mount Gilead no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mount Gilead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Mount Gilead. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Gilead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Gilead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8868, Longitude: -85.8666     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Gilead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Gilead.

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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 Mount Gilead.


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