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Welcome to Active ...

Active is located in Bibb County<1>.

The location of Active has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Active, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

Active is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Active lies within the (205) area code.

Communities near Active ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Active.

  • Montevallo
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Brent
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Jemison
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Centreville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Centreville is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Centreville
  • Thorsby
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • West Blocton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Blocton is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,228 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on West Blocton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton <4>
  • Maplesville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Wilton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Wilton is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 684 people
    • Former names for Wilton:
    • Birmingham Junction
    • Bismarck
    • Catoosa
    • Woods
    • Woodsborough
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Wilton
  • Randolph
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Randolph is located in Bibb County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Randolph
  • Tucker
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Tucker is located in Bibb County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Tucker

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Active. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Active.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Active. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Active.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Active. See our Newspapers Page for Active.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Active ...

Looking for more information about Active? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Active, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Active.

Adding Active to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Active in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Active was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Active post office opened in 1899.

We also found Active on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Active.

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

The official website for Bibb County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Bibb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Active - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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