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Welcome to Barber ...

Barber is located in Houston County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Barber, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Barber, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Barber is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The area code for Barber: (334)

Communities Also Named Barber ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Barber: This one is located in Houston County and the other is located in Chambers County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 18 communities that are also named Barber - they are located in Arkansas (3), California, Idaho, Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Barber ...

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

  • Dothan
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
    • Dothan is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,414 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan <5>
  • Cedar Springs
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Headland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Springfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Early County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
  • Taylor
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
  • Midland City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City is located in Dale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,377 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City <5>
  • Kinsey
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
    • Kinsey is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,293 people
  • Ashford
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford <5>
  • Cowarts
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
    • Cowarts is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts <5>
  • Malone
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
    • Malone is located in Jackson County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone <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 Barber. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barber.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barber ...

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

Adding Barber to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Barber 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 Barber was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Barber.

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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 Houston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barber - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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>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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