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Welcome to Blocton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Blocton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Blocton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Blocton, please Contact Us.


Blocton would have been located within present day Bibb County<2>.

The location of Blocton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Blocton is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Blocton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Blocton still existed, it would have been in the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Blocton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Blocton - it's located in West Virginia.

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

Communities near Blocton ...

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

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<6>
  • Helena [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<6>
  • Montevallo [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevallo
    • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<6>
  • Brent [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brent
    • Brent [Bibb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,747 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brent<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Centreville [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,609 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<6>
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaling
      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<6>
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blocton. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blocton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blocton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Bibb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blocton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Blocton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blocton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blocton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1132, Longitude: -87.1042       In this case, the coordinates for Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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