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Welcome to Gainestown ...

Gainestown is located in Clarke County<1>.

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

Gainestown is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gainestown is located in the (251) area code.

The ZIP code for Gainestown: 36540<4>

Adding Gainestown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Gainestown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Gainestown ...

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

  • Jackson [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Clarke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gainestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,642 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Gainestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<6>
  • Frisco City [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco City
    • Frisco City [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Gainestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco City<6>
  • Rockville [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
    • Rockville [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Gainestown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Walker Springs [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Springs
      • Walker Springs [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gainestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walker Springs<6>
    • Carlton [Clarke County]
    • Perdue Hill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perdue Hill
      • Perdue Hill [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Gainestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perdue Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perdue Hill
    • Little River [Baldwin County]
    • Uriah [Monroe County]
    • Whatley [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whatley
      • Whatley [Clarke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Gainestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whatley

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gainestown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gainestown. 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 Clarke, 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 Gainestown - 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 Gainestown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gainestown 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- Gainestown) 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 Gainestown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gainestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4454, Longitude: -87.6933       In this case, the coordinates for Gainestown 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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