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Welcome to Delta ...

Delta is located in Clay County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Delta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

Delta is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Delta: (256) and (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Delta: 36258<4>

Communities Also Named Delta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Delta - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Delta ...

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

  • Oxford
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Anniston
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Heflin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Lineville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Ashland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
  • Munford
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Wedowee
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Hobson City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
    • Hobson City is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 749 people
  • Blue Mountain
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain is located in Calhoun County
  • Woodland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delta ...

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

Adding Delta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Delta 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 Delta was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Delta post office opened in 1855.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Delta.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<4>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 community (such as Delta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Delta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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