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Welcome to Anderson ...

Anderson is located in Cherokee County<1>.

Anderson is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Area codes for Anderson: (256) & (938)<3>

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

While we believe that this Anderson is located in Cherokee County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Anderson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Etowah and Lauderdale County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Anderson ...

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

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<5>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
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    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<5>
  • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<5>
  • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centre [Cherokee County]
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      • Centre [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre<5>
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<5>
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
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      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<5>
    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<5>
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fyffe
      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<5>
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anderson. 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 Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anderson) 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 Anderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AndersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1957, Longitude: -85.7380    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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