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Welcome to Alexandria ...

Alexandria is located in Calhoun County<1>.

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

When the people of Alexandria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alexandrian<3>

Alexandria is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Area codes for Alexandria: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Alexandria: 36250<6>

Websites for Alexandria ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.calhounchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Alexandria, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Alexandria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Alexandria - they are located in British Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Alexandria ...

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

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Alexandria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<8>
  • Anniston [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anniston
    • Anniston [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Alexandria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anniston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anniston<8>
  • Oxford [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Alexandria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<8>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Alexandria
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rainbow City [Etowah County]
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      • Rainbow City [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,611 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow City<8>
    • Southside [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
      • Southside [Etowah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<8>
    • Lincoln [Talladega County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<8>
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attalla
      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,771 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<8>
    • Glencoe [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
      • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<8>
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexandria ...

Looking for more information about Alexandria? 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 Alexandria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alexandria.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 Calhoun, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Alexandria refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alexandria may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexandria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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 community (such as Alexandria). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexandria or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexandria) 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 Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7740, Longitude: -85.8855       In this case, the coordinates for Alexandria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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