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Welcome to Courtland ...

The town of Courtland is located in Lawrence County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Courtland has a population of 583 people<2> (see below for details).

Courtland was established in 1819.

The community of Courtland is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Courtland: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Courtland: 35618<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Courtland had an population of 583 people. This is a decrease of 4.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Courtland had a population of 609 people. This makes Courtland the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Courtland represents 0.01% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 311st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 609 people, the population of Courtland decreased 20.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 769 people).

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

Communities Also Named Courtland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Courtland - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Courtland ...

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

  • Decatur (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Courtland and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,381 people
    • Former names for Decatur:
    • Albany
    • New Decatur
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<7>
  • Muscle Shoals (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
    • Muscle Shoals lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Courtland and is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,877 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<7>
  • Moulton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
    • Moulton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Courtland and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,201 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<7>
  • Trinity (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
    • Trinity lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Courtland and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<7>
  • Rogersville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Courtland and is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
    • Former name for Rogersville:
    • Rodgersville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<7>
  • Town Creek (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Courtland and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<7>
  • Killen (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Courtland and is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<7>
  • Leighton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
    • Leighton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Courtland and is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 754 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<7>
  • Hillsboro (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Courtland and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<7>
  • Anderson (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Courtland and is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Courtland. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Courtland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Courtland ...

Looking for more information about Courtland? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Courtland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Courtland.

Adding Courtland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Courtland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Courtland was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Courtland in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Courtland on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Courtland

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

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

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 Lawrence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Courtland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Courtland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>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 Courtland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Courtland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Courtland) 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 Courtland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CourtlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Courtland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6691, Longitude: -87.3090    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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