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Welcome to Furnace Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Furnace Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


Furnace Hill would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Furnace Hill is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Furnace Hill was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Furnace Hill once stood is in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Furnace Hill ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Florence   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Furnace Hill

Located in Lauderdale County

Muscle Shoals   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Furnace Hill

Russellville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Furnace Hill

Located in Franklin County

Town Creek   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Furnace Hill

Located in Lawrence County

Cherokee   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Furnace Hill

Littleville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Furnace Hill

Killen   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Furnace Hill

Located in Lauderdale County

Leighton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Furnace Hill

Saint Florian   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Furnace Hill

Located in Lauderdale County

Iron City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Furnace Hill

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

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

Communities Also Named Furnace Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Furnace Hill - they are located in Pennsylvania (3) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Furnace Hill.

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 Furnace Hill. 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 Furnace Hill. 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 Furnace Hill.

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

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Furnace Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Furnace Hill - 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Furnace Hill) 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 Furnace Hill. 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 Furnace Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Furnace Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7556, Longitude: -87.7056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Furnace Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 19 Aug 2019