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Welcome to Bear Creek ...

The town of Bear Creek is located in Marion County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bear Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

A typical abbreviation for Bear Creek: Bear Crk. (or less commonly used: Bear Ck. or Bear Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bear Creek has a population of 1,065 people<2> (see below for details).

Bear Creek is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bear Creek: (205) & (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Bear Creek: 35543<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bear Creek had an population of 1,065 people. This is a decrease of 0.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bear Creek had a population of 1,070 people. This makes Bear Creek the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bear Creek represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 247th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,070 people, the population of Bear Creek increased 1.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,053 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bear Creek.

Communities Also Named Bear Creek ...

While we believe that this Bear Creek is located in Marion County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Bear Creek. Those communities are located in the following counties: Colbert and Winston County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 39 communities that are also named Bear Creek - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Montana, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (5), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Yukon.

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

Communities near Bear Creek ...

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

  • Russellville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Hamilton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Haleyville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Hackleburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
    • Hackleburg is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,249 people
  • Phil Campbell
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Double Springs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Brilliant
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <6>
  • Lynn
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
  • Hodges
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodges
    • Hodges is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges <6>
  • Natural Bridge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bear Creek ...

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

Adding Bear Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Bear Creek post office opened in 1888.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bear Creek.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear Creek. 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 Marion, 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 Bear Creek.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bear Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<5>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 Bear Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bear Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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