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Welcome to Akron ...

The town of Akron is located in Hale County<1>.

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Akron has a population of 330 people<3> (see below for details).

Akron is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Akron is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Akron: 35441<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Akron had an population of 330 people. This is a decrease of 7.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 36.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Akron had a population of 356 people. This makes Akron the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 356 people, the population of Akron decreased 31.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 521 people).

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

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Akron ...

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

  • Eutaw [Greene County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eutaw have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
    • Eutaw [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,652 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eutaw<8>
  • Moundville [Hale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
    • Moundville [Hale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville<8>
  • Greensboro [Hale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
    • Greensboro [Hale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,291 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<8>
  • Forkland [Greene County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
    • Forkland [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2018: 596 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Boligee [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
      • Boligee [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2018: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<8>
    • Union [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2018: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Knoxville [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Sawyerville [Hale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyerville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyerville
      • Sawyerville [Hale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyerville<8>
    • Ralph [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Clinton [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton

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 Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. 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 Akron.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...

Looking for more information about Akron? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Hale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Akron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Akron or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Akron) 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 Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Akron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8772, Longitude: -87.7422    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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