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Welcome to Etowahton ...

Although we found mention of Etowahton during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Etowahton was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Etowahton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Etowahton, please Contact Us.




Etowahton is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Etowahton might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

We believe that Etowahton would be found within the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Etowahton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Etowahton and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashville   [Map]   2,291   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,827   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,152   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Etowahton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Etowahton. 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 Etowahton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Etowahton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Etowahton ...

Looking for more information about Etowahton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Etowahton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Etowahton and then turned west". While Etowahton could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Etowahton as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Etowahton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Etowahton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Etowahton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Etowahton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Etowahton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9209, Longitude: -86.0972     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Etowahton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Etowahton.

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