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Welcome to Dora ...

The city of Dora is located in Walker County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dora has a population of 1,905 people<2> (see below for details).

Dora was established in 1886.

The city of Dora was previously named Sharon. Going back to its beginning, The community of Dora was originally named Sharon. For more information about the names of Dora, see The Names of Dora on our Genealogy Page.

Dora is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Dora: (205)

The ZIP code for Dora: 35062<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dora had an population of 1,905 people. This is a decrease of 5.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dora had a population of 2,025 people. This makes Dora the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Dora represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,025 people, the population of Dora decreased 16.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,413 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Dora - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Dora ...

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

  • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Dora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,177 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale<6>
  • Jasper [Walker County]
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    • Jasper [Walker County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Dora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<6>
  • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County]
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    • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Dora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,604 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<6>
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    • Fultondale [Jefferson County]
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      • Fultondale [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fultondale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fultondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fultondale<6>
    • Adamsville [Jefferson County]
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      • Adamsville [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,281 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamsville<6>
    • Kimberly [Jefferson County]
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      • Kimberly [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly<6>
    • Warrior [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior
      • Warrior [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrior<6>
    • Morris [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
      • Morris [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris
    • Graysville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Dora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dora ...

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

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 Walker, 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 Dora.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (such as Dora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Dora) 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 Dora. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7286, Longitude: -87.0903    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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