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Welcome to Coaling ...

The town of Coaling is located in Tuscaloosa County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Coaling, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Coaling has a population of 1,651 people<3> (see below for details).

Coaling is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Coaling: (205) & (659)<5>

The ZIP code for Coaling: 35449<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Coaling had an population of 1,651 people. This is a decrease of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coaling had a population of 1,657 people. This makes Coaling the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Coaling represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,657 people, the population of Coaling increased 48.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,115 people).

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

Communities Also Named Coaling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Coaling - it's located in Tennessee.

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

Communities near Coaling ...

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

  • Tuscaloosa
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Northport
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Brent
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lake View
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
    • Lake View is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
  • Centreville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
    • Centreville is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
  • Moundville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moundville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundville
    • Moundville is located in Hale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,497 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundville <7>
  • Brookwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
    • Brookwood is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,833 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood <7>
  • Vance
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
    • Vance is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,807 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance <7>
  • Woodstock
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,630 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock <7>
  • West Blocton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Blocton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Blocton
    • West Blocton is located in Bibb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,228 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Blocton <7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coaling ...

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

Adding Coaling to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coaling 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 Coaling was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Coaling post office opened in 1879.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Coaling.

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 Tuscaloosa, 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 Coaling.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coaling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<6>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 Coaling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coaling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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