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Welcome to Douglas ...

The town of Douglas is located in Marshall County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Douglas has a population of 778 people<3> (see below for details).

Douglas is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Area codes for Douglas: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Douglas: 35964<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Douglas had an population of 778 people. This is an increase of 4.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Douglas had a population of 744 people. This makes Douglas the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Douglas represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 290th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 744 people, the population of Douglas increased 40.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 530 people).

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

Communities Also Named Douglas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Douglas: This one is located in Marshall County and the other is located in DeKalb County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 51 communities that are also named Douglas - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Douglas ...

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

  • Albertville [Marshall County]
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    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Douglas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,711 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<8>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Douglas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,704 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<8>
  • Guntersville [Marshall County]
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    • Guntersville [Marshall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Douglas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville<8>
  • Arab [Marshall County]
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    • Arab [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Douglas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arab<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<8>
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
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      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,771 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<8>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
    • Blountsville [Blount County]
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      • Blountsville [Blount County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountsville<8>
    • Cleveland [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Blount County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<8>
    • Steele [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Douglas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Douglas ...

Looking for more information about Douglas? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Douglas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Douglas.

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About Marshall County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Marshall, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Douglas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Douglas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 Douglas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Douglas 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 '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- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douglas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1712, Longitude: -86.3212       In this case, the coordinates for Douglas 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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