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Welcome to Alexandria ...
The location of Alexandria has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Alexandria, you might consider that their post office opened in 1834.
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 Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Telephone area codes for Alexandria: (256) and (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 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.
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.
Adding Alexandria to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alexandria 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 Alexandria was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Alexandria in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Alexandria.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023