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Welcome to Alabama City ...

Alabama City is located in Etowah County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alabama City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

Alabama City is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities near Alabama City ...

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

  • Albertville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Boaz
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Rainbow City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Southside
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Southside is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,046 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Southside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside <4>
  • Glencoe
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glencoe is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,080 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glencoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe <4>
  • Hokes Bluff
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hokes Bluff is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,240 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff <4>
  • Ashville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ashville is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,396 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville <4>
  • Collinsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Crossville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Sardis City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sardis City is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sardis City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alabama City ...

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

Adding Alabama City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alabama City 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 Alabama City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Alabama City post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alabama City.

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Etowah, 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 Alabama City - 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:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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