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Chelsea, Alabama
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Welcome to Chelsea ...

The city of Chelsea is located in Shelby County.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Chelsea had a population of 10,183 people.<1> (see below for details).

Chelsea is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Chelsea is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Chelsea: 35043<3>

Population Details ...

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

Communities near Chelsea ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Chelsea and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   212,157   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Chelsea ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Chelsea: This one is located in Shelby County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 33 communities that are also named Chelsea - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (3), Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chelsea. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chelsea. 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 Chelsea.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chelsea ...

Looking for more information about Chelsea? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chelsea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chelsea.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Chelsea. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chelsea.

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

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<3>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 Chelsea). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chelsea or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Chelsea. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chelsea) 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 Chelsea. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chelsea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3410, Longitude: -86.6304     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chelsea.