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Welcome to Dora ...
Dora was established in 1886.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Dora has a population of 1,999 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of 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>
Going back to its beginning, Dora was originally named Sharon. For more information about the names of Dora, see The Names of Dora on our Genealogy Page.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dora had an population of 1,999 people. This is a decrease of 1.28% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.16% 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 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 (with 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 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.
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.
Adding Dora to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Dora 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 Dora was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Dora in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Dora post office opened in 1905.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Dora.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023