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Welcome to Gatesville ...

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

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

Gatesville would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Gatesville is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gatesville would have been located in the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Gatesville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Florence   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Gatesville

Located in Lauderdale County

Muscle Shoals   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Gatesville

Russellville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gatesville

Located in Franklin County

Sheffield   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Gatesville

Tuscumbia   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Gatesville

Cherokee   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Gatesville

Littleville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gatesville

Leighton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Gatesville

Saint Florian   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Gatesville

Located in Lauderdale County

Waterloo   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Gatesville

Located in Lauderdale County

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

Communities Also Named Gatesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Gatesville - they are located in Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas.

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

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 Gatesville. 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 Gatesville. 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 Gatesville.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Gatesville, 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 Gatesville - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gatesville) 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 Gatesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gatesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gatesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.8459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gatesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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