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Welcome to Anniston ...

The city of Anniston is located in Calhoun County<1> and is the County Seat for Calhoun County.

When the people of Anniston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Annistonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Anniston has a population of 21,569 people<3> (see below for details).

Anniston was established in 1872.

The community of Anniston is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

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

The ZIP codes for Anniston: 36201-36202, 36204-36207<6>

Websites for Anniston ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.calhounchamber.com/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Anniston had an population of 21,569 people. This is a decrease of 6.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anniston had a population of 23,106 people (which is 19.49% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Anniston the county's most populous community.

The population of Anniston represents 0.48% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,106 people, the population of Anniston decreased 4.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,276 people).

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

Communities Also Named Anniston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Anniston - they are located in Missouri and New Mexico.

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

Communities near Anniston ...

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

  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the north of Anniston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,531 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<9>
  • Lincoln [Talladega County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the west of Anniston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<9>
  • Heflin [Cleburne County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
    • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the east of Anniston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<9>
  • Weaver [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
    • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the north of Anniston
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ragland [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
      • Ragland [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the west of Anniston
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,693 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragland<9>
    • Munford [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munford
      • Munford [Talladega County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Anniston
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munford<9>
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Anniston
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<9>
    • Edwardsville [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
      • Edwardsville [Cleburne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the east of Anniston
      • Estimated population in 2018: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
    • Chinnabee [Calhoun County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinnabee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinnabee
      • Chinnabee [Calhoun County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the south of Anniston
    • De Armanville [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Armanville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Armanville
      • De Armanville [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Anniston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Armanville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anniston. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Anniston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anniston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Calhoun County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anniston. 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>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 Anniston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Anniston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anniston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anniston - 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 city (such as Anniston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anniston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Anniston includes: 36201, 36204, 36205, 36206 & 36207.
<7>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.
<8>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- Anniston) 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 Anniston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anniston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anniston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6585, Longitude: -85.8267    
<9>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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