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Welcome to Ayres ...

Ayres is located in Jefferson County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ayres, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1878.

Ayres is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Ayres is within the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Ayres ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ayres - they are located in Maryland and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Ayres ...

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

  • Birmingham
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Trussville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Mountain Brook
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Mountain Brook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook <3>
  • Center Point
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Pell City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Gardendale
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Moody
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Irondale
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,226 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Irondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale <3>
  • Leeds
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Clay
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ayres ...

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

Adding Ayres to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ayres 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 Ayres was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Ayres post office opened in 1878.

We also found Ayres in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ayres.

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ayres - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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