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Vernon, Alabama

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Welcome to Vernon ...

The city of Vernon is located in Lamar County and is the County Seat for Lamar County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Vernon has a population of 1,895 people<1> (see below for details).

Vernon is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Vernon is within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Vernon: 35592<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vernon had a population of 2,000 people (which is 13.73% of the total population of Lamar County). This makes Vernon the county's most populous community.

The population of Vernon represents 0.04% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,000 people, the population of Vernon decreased 6.67% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 2,143 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Vernon had an population of 1,895 people. This is a decrease of 5.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Vernon ...

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

Community   2015
Beaverton   [Map]   187   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Belk   [Map]   210   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Detroit   [Map]   227   N   18 miles [29 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,490   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gu-Win   [Map]   173   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,322   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Vernon - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Vernon. 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 Vernon. 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 Vernon. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vernon ...

Looking for more information about Vernon? 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon.

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) Vernon. 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
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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 Vernon.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vernon - 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 Vernon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vernon 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Vernon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vernon) 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 Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vernon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7589, Longitude: -88.1144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vernon 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 Vernon.


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