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Welcome to Brookside ...

The town of Brookside is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brookside has a population of 1,334 people<2> (see below for details).

Brookside is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Brookside: (205)

The ZIP code for Brookside: 35036<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brookside had an population of 1,334 people. This is a decrease of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brookside had a population of 1,363 people. This makes Brookside the county's 28th most populous community.

The population of Brookside represents 0.03% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 222nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,363 people, the population of Brookside decreased 2.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,393 people).

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

Communities Also Named Brookside ...

While we believe that this Brookside is located in Jefferson County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Brookside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Marion and Tuscaloosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 50 communities that are also named Brookside - they are located in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (9), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Utah, Vermont (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Brookside ...

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

  • Birmingham
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hoover
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Vestavia Hills
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Bessemer
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Homewood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Homewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood <5>
  • Trussville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Mountain Brook
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Center Point
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Hueytown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Gardendale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookside ...

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

Adding Brookside to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Brookside post office opened in 1888.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Brookside.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookside. 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 Jefferson, 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 Brookside.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Brookside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brookside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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