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Samson, Alabama

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Welcome to Samson ...

The city of Samson is located in Geneva County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Samson has a population of 1,928 people<1> (see below for details).

Samson is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you leave Samson and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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

The ZIP code for Samson: 36477<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Samson had a population of 1,940 people (which is 7.24% of the total population of Geneva County). This makes Samson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Samson represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,940 people, the population of Samson decreased 6.33% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,071 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Samson had an population of 1,928 people. This is a decrease of 0.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.9% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Samson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Samson and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2015
Coffee Springs   [Map]   229   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   27,978   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,973   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   229   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Kinston   [Map]   540   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Samson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Samson - they are located in Kentucky and Michigan.

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

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 Samson. 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 Samson. 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 Samson. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Samson ...

Looking for more information about Samson? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Samson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Samson.

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) Samson. 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.

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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 Samson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Samson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 city (such as Samson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Samson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Samson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Samson) 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 Samson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Samson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1124, Longitude: -86.0463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Samson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Samson.


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