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Panola, Alabama
(Sumter County)

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Welcome to Panola ...

Panola is located in Sumter County.

Panola is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

The telephone area code for Panola: (205)

The ZIP code for Panola: 35477<2>

Communities near Panola ...

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

Community   2015<4>
Aliceville   [Map]   2,381   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boligee   [Map]   309   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Emelle   [Map]   50   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Epes   [Map]   183   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   197   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Geiger   [Map]   161   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Panola ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 12 communities that are also named Panola - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina (2) and Texas.

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

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 Panola. 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 Panola. 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 Panola.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Panola ...

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

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) Panola. 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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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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Panola. 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 Panola - 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 Panola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Panola 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 that stretches from Panola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Panola) 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 Panola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Panola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9506, Longitude: -88.2695     [Map].

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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 Panola.

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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 Panola.


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