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The location of Cairo













Welcome to Cairo ...

Cairo is located in Limestone County.

The pronunciation of Cairo: KAY-row<1>

Cairo is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Cairo: (256) & (938)<3>

Communities near Cairo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Athens   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Cairo

Liberty Grove   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cairo

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Trinity   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Cairo

Located in Morgan County

Ardmore   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cairo

Rogersville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Cairo

Located in Lauderdale County

Ardmore   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cairo

Located in Giles County (TN)

Lexington   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cairo

Located in Lauderdale County

North Courtland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cairo

Located in Lawrence County

Courtland   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cairo

Located in Lawrence County

Minor Hill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Cairo

Located in Giles County (TN)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cairo.

Communities Also Named Cairo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Cairo - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cairo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cairo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cairo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cairo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cairo ...

Looking for more information about Cairo? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cairo. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cairo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>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- Cairo) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8709, Longitude: -87.1443     [Map].

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