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Welcome to Brantley ...

The town of Brantley is located in Crenshaw County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Brantley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brantley has a population of 765 people<3> (see below for details).

Brantley is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Brantley is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Brantley: 36009<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brantley had an population of 765 people. This is a decrease of 5.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brantley had a population of 809 people (or 5.82% of the total population of Crenshaw County). This makes Brantley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Brantley represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 277th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 809 people, the population of Brantley decreased 12.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 920 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brantley.

Communities Also Named Brantley ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 4 communities that are also named Brantley - they are located in Florida, Georgia and Texas.

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

Communities near Brantley ...

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

  • Elba
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba is located in Coffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba <6>
  • Luverne
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Babbie
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbie
    • Babbie is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
  • Rutledge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
    • Rutledge is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
  • Dozier
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dozier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dozier
    • Dozier is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dozier <6>
  • Heath
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
    • Heath is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
  • Goshen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Gantt
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gantt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gantt
    • Gantt is located in Covington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
  • Glenwood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Petrey
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrey
    • Petrey is located in Crenshaw County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brantley ...

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

Adding Brantley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brantley 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 Brantley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Brantley post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brantley.

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

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 Crenshaw, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brantley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brantley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Brantley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brantley 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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