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Pelham, Alabama
(Choctaw County)

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Welcome to Pelham ...

The city of Pelham is located in Choctaw County.

When the people of Pelham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pelhamite<1>

Pelham is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities near Pelham ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pelham and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Butler   [Map]   1,798   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Choctaw City   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Cuba   [Map]   321   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Jachin   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lisman   [Map]   505   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Pelham ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 10 communities that are also named Pelham - they are located in Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Pelham. 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 Pelham. 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 Pelham.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be 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) Pelham. 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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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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 Pelham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pelham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pelham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pelham - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Pelham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pelham) 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 Pelham. 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 Pelham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2796, Longitude: -88.1200     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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 Pelham.

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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 Pelham.


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