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Welcome to Glen Allen ...

The town of Glen Allen is primarily located in Fayette County<1>. A portion of Glen Allen extends into Marion County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Glen Allen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1876.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glen Allen has a population of 480 people<2> (see below for details).

Glen Allen is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Glen Allen: (205) & (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Glen Allen: 35559<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glen Allen had an population of 480 people. This is a decrease of 5.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glen Allen had a population of 510 people. This makes Glen Allen the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Glen Allen represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 335th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 510 people, the population of Glen Allen increased 15.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 442 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Glen Allen.

Communities Also Named Glen Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Glen Allen - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Glen Allen ...

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

  • Winfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Fayette
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Guin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guin
    • Guin is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,250 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guin <6>
  • Carbon Hill
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Berry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
    • Berry is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry <6>
  • Brilliant
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <6>
  • Lynn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
  • Twin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
    • Twin is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
  • Kansas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
  • Nauvoo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glen Allen ...

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

Adding Glen Allen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Glen Allen post office opened in 1876.

We also found Glen Allen in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Glen Allen.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Fayette, 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 Glen Allen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glen Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 Glen Allen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glen Allen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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