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Welcome to Goodwater ...

The town of Goodwater is located in Coosa County.

The location of Goodwater has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Goodwater has a population of 1,330 people<2> (see below for details).

Goodwater is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Goodwater (for example, toward West Point (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Goodwater: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Goodwater: 35072<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Goodwater had a population of 1,475 people (which is 12.78% of the total population of Coosa County). This makes Goodwater the county's most populous community.

The population of Goodwater represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 216th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,475 people, the population of Goodwater decreased 9.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,633 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Goodwater had an population of 1,330 people. This is a decrease of 9.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.55% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Goodwater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Goodwater and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ashland   [Map]   1,932   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Goldville   [Map]   52   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   814   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Kellyton   [Map]   202   S   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Goodwater ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Goodwater - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Saskatchewan.

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

See 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 Goodwater. 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 Goodwater. 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 Goodwater. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

Websites for Goodwater ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goodwater ...

Looking for more information about Goodwater? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Goodwater, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Goodwater.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goodwater.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Goodwater - 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>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 Goodwater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Goodwater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goodwater) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goodwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goodwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0609, Longitude: -86.0517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goodwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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