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Welcome to Arkwright ...

Arkwright is located in Shelby County<1>.

The location of Arkwright has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Arkwright, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Arkwright is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Arkwright: (205)

Communities Also Named Arkwright ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Arkwright - they are located in Georgia, New York, Ontario, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Arkwright ...

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

  • Talladega
  • Pell City
  • Moody
  • Irondale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Arkwright.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<5>
  • Chelsea
  • Leeds
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
    • Leeds lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Arkwright.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,026 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeds<5>
  • Sylacauga
  • Childersburg
  • Columbiana
  • Wilsonville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arkwright ...

Looking for more information about Arkwright? 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 Arkwright, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arkwright.

Adding Arkwright to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Arkwright 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 Arkwright was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Arkwright post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Arkwright.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arkwright. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arkwright - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkwright) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3715, Longitude: -86.4025       In this case, the coordinates for Arkwright have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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