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Coloma, Alabama

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Welcome to Coloma ...

So far, we have found very little information about Coloma. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Coloma to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Coloma, please Contact Us.

Coloma would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Coloma is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Coloma was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Coloma (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Coloma would have been located in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Coloma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Coloma and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,798   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,498   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   142   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,021   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Coloma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Coloma - they are located in California, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana and Wisconsin.

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

See 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 Coloma. 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 Coloma. 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 Coloma.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Coloma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coloma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coloma) 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 Coloma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coloma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coloma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0773, Longitude: -85.6189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coloma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Coloma.

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