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Welcome to Gordo ...

The town of Gordo is located in Pickens County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gordo has a population of 1,606 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gordo.

Gordo is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Gordo: (205)

The ZIP code for Gordo: 35466<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gordo had an population of 1,606 people. This is a decrease of 8.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gordo had a population of 1,750 people (or 8.86% of the total population of Pickens County). This makes Gordo the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gordo represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,750 people, the population of Gordo increased 4.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,677 people).

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

Communities near Gordo ...

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

  • Northport (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
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    • Northport lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Gordo and is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<7>
  • Aliceville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
    • Aliceville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Gordo and is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<7>
  • Reform (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
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    • Reform lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Gordo and is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<7>
  • Millport (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
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    • Millport lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Gordo and is located in Lamar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 970 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millport<7>
  • Coker (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Gordo and is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 953 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<7>
  • Carrollton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
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    • Carrollton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Gordo and is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kennedy (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
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    • Kennedy lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Gordo and is located in Lamar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 421 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
  • Ethelsville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
    • Ethelsville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Gordo and is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
  • McMullen (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
    • McMullen lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Gordo and is located in Pickens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
  • Echola (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echola
    • Echola lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Gordo and is located in Tuscaloosa County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echola

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gordo ...

Looking for more information about Gordo? 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 Gordo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gordo.

Adding Gordo to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gordo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gordo on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

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

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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 Pickens, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gordo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gordo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Gordo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gordo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gordo) 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 Gordo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GordoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3218, Longitude: -87.9035       In this case, the coordinates for Gordo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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