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Columbiana, Alabama

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Welcome to Columbiana ...

The city of Columbiana is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Columbiana has a population of 4,647 people<1> (see below for details).

Columbiana is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Columbiana: (205)

The ZIP code for Columbiana: 35051<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Columbiana had a population of 4,197 people. This makes Columbiana the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Columbiana represents 0.09% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,197 people, the population of Columbiana increased 26.57% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 3,316 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Columbiana had an population of 4,647 people. This is an increase of 10.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.14% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Columbiana ...

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

Community   2017
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,905   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,920   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Columbiana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Columbiana - they are located in Illinois and Ohio.

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

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 Columbiana. 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 Columbiana. 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 Columbiana. Our list includes 14 papers.

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

Websites for Columbiana ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbiana ...

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

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) Columbiana. 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.

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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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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Columbiana - 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 Columbiana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Columbiana 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' distance starting in Columbiana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbiana) 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 Columbiana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Columbiana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbiana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1927, Longitude: -86.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbiana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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