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Welcome to Carbon Hill ...

The city of Carbon Hill is located in Walker County<1>.

Carbon Hill was settled in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carbon Hill has a population of 1,905 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Carbon Hill is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Carbon Hill: (205)

The ZIP code for Carbon Hill: 35549<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carbon Hill had an population of 1,905 people. This is a decrease of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carbon Hill had a population of 2,021 people. This makes Carbon Hill the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Carbon Hill represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 178th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,021 people, the population of Carbon Hill decreased 2.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,071 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carbon Hill.

Communities Also Named Carbon Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Carbon Hill - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Carbon Hill ...

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

  • Jasper
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Winfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Berry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Double Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Parrish
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Parrish
  • Brilliant
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 a Google Map centered on Brilliant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <5>
  • Oakman
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oakman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman <5>
  • Lynn
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lynn
  • Glen Allen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glen Allen
  • Nauvoo
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbon Hill. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carbon Hill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carbon Hill ...

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

Adding Carbon Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carbon Hill 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 Carbon Hill was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Carbon Hill on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Carbon Hill.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carbon Hill. 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 Walker, 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 Carbon Hill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carbon Hill - 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 city (such as Carbon Hill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carbon Hill 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.


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