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Welcome to Ariton ...

The town of Ariton is located in Dale County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Ariton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1905.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ariton has a population of 741 people<2> (see below for details).

Ariton is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Ariton is within the boundaries of the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Ariton: 36311<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ariton had an population of 741 people. This is a decrease of 3.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ariton had a population of 764 people. This makes Ariton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Ariton represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 284th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 764 people, the population of Ariton decreased 1.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 772 people).

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

Communities near Ariton ...

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

  • Ozark
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Brundidge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brundidge
    • Brundidge is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge <5>
  • Newton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
  • New Brockton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brockton
    • New Brockton is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,286 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Brockton <5>
  • Clio
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
    • Clio is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,268 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio <5>
  • Louisville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
  • Banks
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
    • Banks is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks <5>
  • Blue Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
    • Blue Springs is located in Barbour County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
  • Elamville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elamville
    • Elamville is located in Barbour County
  • Phillips Crossroads
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips Crossroads
    • Phillips Crossroads is located in Dale County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ariton ...

Looking for more information about Ariton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ariton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ariton.

Adding Ariton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ariton 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 Ariton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Ariton post office opened in 1905.

We also found Ariton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ariton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ariton. 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 Dale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ariton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ariton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 town (such as Ariton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ariton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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