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Welcome to Douglas ...

The town of Douglas is located in Marshall County.

The location of Douglas has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Douglas has a population of 772 people<2> (see below for details).

Douglas is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Douglas: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Douglas: 35964<5>

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 530 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Douglas had an population of 772 people. This is an increase of 3.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Douglas ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Albertville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Douglas

Boaz   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Douglas

Guntersville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Douglas

Arab   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Douglas

Oneonta   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Douglas

Located in Blount County

Attalla   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Douglas

Located in Etowah County

Sardis City   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Douglas

Located in Etowah County

Blountsville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Douglas

Located in Blount County

Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Douglas

Located in Blount County

Steele   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Douglas

Located in Saint Clair County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Douglas. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Douglas.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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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>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Douglas.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Douglas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douglas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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