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Flatwood, Alabama
(Marengo County)

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Although we found mention of Flatwood during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

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Located in: Primarily Marengo County (see below). A portion of Flatwood extends into Wilcox County.

Time Zone: Flatwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (334)

Elevation: 200 feet [60.96 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Flatwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1493, Longitude: -87.5231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   32° 8' 57"
Lon:   -87° 31' 23"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Flatwood

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Flatwood

GNIS ID:   118401
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 26656

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Flatwood)

About Marengo County

The community of Linden is the County Seat for Marengo County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Marengo)


2016:<5>     19,673   (6.44% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     21,027   (6.71% decrease since 2000)
2000:     22,539

Total Area:<6>   982 sq. miles [2,545.1 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   10,237

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Marengo

GNIS ID:   161572
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 091

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Flatwood)

About Alabama

From the US Census


2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Flatwood)

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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 Flatwood and then turned west". While Flatwood could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Flatwood 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Flatwood 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.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 3 Alabama communities also named Flatwood. While this community is located in Marengo County, the others are located in the following counties: Choctaw, Montgomery and Walker. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flatwood.

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

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Flatwood, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Flatwood.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Flatwood. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flatwood.