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Welcome to Gordon ...

The town of Gordon is located in Houston County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Gordon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1866.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gordon has a population of 327 people<3> (see below for details).

Gordon is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: While Gordon is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Gordon is within the boundaries of the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Gordon: 36343<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gordon had an population of 327 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gordon had a population of 332 people. This makes Gordon the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 332 people, the population of Gordon decreased 18.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 408 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gordon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Gordon: This one is located in Houston County and the other is located in Henry County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 36 communities that are also named Gordon - they are located in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (4), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Gordon ...

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

  • Dothan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
    • Dothan is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,414 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan <6>
  • Cedar Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Blakely
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
    • Blakely is located in Early County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,491 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely <6>
  • Springfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Early County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
  • Hentown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
    • Hentown is located in Early County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
  • Donalsonville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Kinsey
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
    • Kinsey is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,293 people
  • Ashford
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford <6>
  • Cowarts
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
    • Cowarts is located in Houston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts <6>
  • Malone
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
    • Malone is located in Jackson County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gordon ...

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

Adding Gordon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gordon 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 Gordon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Gordon post office opened in 1866.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gordon.

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Houston, 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 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 Gordon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gordon - 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 Gordon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gordon 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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