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Welcome to Fort Davis ...

Fort Davis is located in Macon County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Davis: Ft. Davis

Fort Davis is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The area code for Fort Davis: (334)

The ZIP code for Fort Davis: 36031<4>

Communities Also Named Fort Davis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fort Davis - they are located in Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Fort Davis ...

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

  • Tuskegee (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
    • Tuskegee lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Fort Davis and is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,026 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<6>
  • Union Springs (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Springs
    • Union Springs lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Fort Davis and is located in Bullock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Springs<6>
  • Hurtsboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurtsboro
    • Hurtsboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Davis and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurtsboro
  • Franklin (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fort Davis and is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Midway (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
    • Midway lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Davis and is located in Bullock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
  • Shorter (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorter
    • Shorter lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Davis and is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shorter<6>
  • Hardaway (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardaway
    • Hardaway lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Fort Davis and is located in Macon County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardaway
  • Fitzpatrick (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzpatrick
    • Fitzpatrick lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Fort Davis and is located in Bullock County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitzpatrick
  • Three Notch (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Notch
    • Three Notch lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Davis and is located in Bullock County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Notch
  • Mitchell (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Fort Davis and is located in Bullock County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Davis ...

Looking for more information about Fort Davis? 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 Fort Davis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Davis.

Adding Fort Davis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Davis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Davis was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Davis on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Davis on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Fort Davis

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

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

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 Macon, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Davis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (such as Fort Davis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Davis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Fort Davis) 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 Fort Davis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort DavisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Davis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2432, Longitude: -85.7097       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Davis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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