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Waldo, Alabama

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Welcome to Waldo ...

The town of Waldo is located in Talladega County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Waldo has a population of 278 people<1> (see below for details).

Waldo is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waldo had a population of 283 people. This makes Waldo the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 283 people, the population of Waldo has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 281 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Waldo had an population of 278 people. This is a decrease of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.07% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Waldo ...

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

Community   2015
Ashland   [Map]   1,983   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   5,046   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,524   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lineville   [Map]   2,319   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Munford   [Map]   1,259   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Waldo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Waldo - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Waldo. 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 Waldo. 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 Waldo.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waldo ...

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

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) Waldo. 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waldo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Waldo.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waldo - 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 that begins in Waldo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waldo) 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 Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waldo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3892, Longitude: -86.0360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waldo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waldo.


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