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Gordo, Alabama

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The location of Gordo

Welcome to Gordo ...

The town of Gordo is located in Pickens County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gordo has a population of 1,644 people<2> (see below for details).

Gordo is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gordo is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Gordo: 35466<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gordo had a population of 1,750 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gordo had an population of 1,644 people. This is a decrease of 6.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.97% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gordo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Carrollton   [Map]   968   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coker   [Map]   980   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Echola   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ethelsville   [Map]   73   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kennedy   [Map]   428   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

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 Gordo. 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 Gordo. 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 Gordo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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 Gordo.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gordo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gordo

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gordo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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