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Welcome to Fruithurst ...

The town of Fruithurst is located in Cleburne County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Fruithurst, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fruithurst has a population of 282 people<2> (see below for details).

Fruithurst is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Fruithurst is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Fruithurst: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Fruithurst: 36262<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fruithurst had an population of 282 people. This is a decrease of 0.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fruithurst had a population of 284 people. This makes Fruithurst the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 284 people, the population of Fruithurst increased 5.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 270 people).

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

Communities near Fruithurst ...

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

  • Jacksonville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville <7>
  • Bremen
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremen
    • Bremen is located in Haralson County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,818 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremen <7>
  • Piedmont
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont is located in Calhoun County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,470 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont <7>
  • Heflin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Tallapoosa
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Bowdon Junction
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Bowdon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdon
    • Bowdon is located in Carroll County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon <7>
  • Mount Zion
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Buchanan
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
    • Buchanan is located in Haralson County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan <7>
  • Etna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etna have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etna
    • Etna is located in Polk County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 902 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fruithurst. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fruithurst.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fruithurst ...

Looking for more information about Fruithurst? 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 Fruithurst, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fruithurst.

Adding Fruithurst to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fruithurst was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Fruithurst post office opened in 1894.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fruithurst.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fruithurst. 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 Cleburne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fruithurst.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fruithurst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 Fruithurst). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fruithurst or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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