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Welcome to Detroit ...

The town of Detroit is located in Lamar County<1>.

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

When the people of Detroit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Detroiter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Detroit has a population of 220 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Detroit.

Detroit is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Detroit: (205)

The ZIP code for Detroit: 35552<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Detroit had an population of 220 people. This is a decrease of 7.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Detroit had a population of 237 people. This makes Detroit the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 237 people, the population of Detroit decreased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 247 people).

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

Adding Detroit to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Detroit elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Detroit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Detroit - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Detroit ...

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

  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Detroit
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<8>
  • Hamilton [Marion County]
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    • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Detroit
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<8>
  • Guin [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
    • Guin [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Detroit
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,275 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin<8>
  • Vernon [Lamar County]
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    • Vernon [Lamar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Detroit
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sulligent [Lamar County]
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      • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Detroit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<8>
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
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      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Detroit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<8>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Detroit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<8>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Detroit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Detroit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Detroit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Detroit ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Detroit. 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 Lamar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Detroit refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Detroit may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Detroit.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Detroit - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Detroit). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Detroit or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Detroit) 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 Detroit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Detroit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Detroit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0282, Longitude: -88.1681       In this case, the coordinates for Detroit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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