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Cordell, Alabama

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Welcome to Cordell ...

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

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

Cordell would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Cordell is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

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

Communities near Cordell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Cordell and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,018   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,353   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ider   [Map]   717   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pisgah   [Map]   701   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Powell   [Map]   965   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Cordell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cordell - they are located in Kentucky, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.

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

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 Cordell. 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 Cordell. 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 Cordell.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Cordell, 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 Cordell - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cordell) 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 Cordell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cordell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cordell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5256, Longitude: -85.6286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cordell 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 Cordell.

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