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Andalusia, Alabama

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Welcome to Andalusia ...

The pronunciation of Andalusia: an-duh-looz-ya<1>

The city of Andalusia is located in Covington County and is the County Seat for Covington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Andalusia has a population of 8,787 people<2> (see below for details).

Andalusia was established in 1841.

The community of Andalusia is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Andalusia and travel south, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Andalusia: (334)

The ZIP code for Andalusia: 36420<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Andalusia had a population of 9,015 people (which is 23.87% of the total population of Covington County). This makes Andalusia the county's most populous community.

The population of Andalusia represents 0.19% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,015 people, the population of Andalusia increased 2.51% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 8,794 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Andalusia had an population of 8,787 people. This is a decrease of 2.53% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Andalusia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Andalusia and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Babbie   [Map]   599   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dozier   [Map]   325   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gantt   [Map]   215   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   225   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kinston   [Map]   545   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Andalusia.

Communities Also Named Andalusia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Andalusia - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Andalusia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Andalusia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Andalusia. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Andalusia:

Websites for Andalusia ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Andalusia ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Andalusia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Andalusia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Andalusia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Andalusia.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Andalusia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 city (such as Andalusia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Andalusia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Andalusia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Andalusia) 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 Andalusia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Andalusia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andalusia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3096, Longitude: -86.4796     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Andalusia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Andalusia.


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