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Welcome to Grant ...

The town of Grant is located in Marshall County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Grant, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grant has a population of 903 people<2> (see below for details).

Grant is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area codes for Grant: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Grant: 35747<5>

Websites for Grant ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grant had an population of 903 people. This is an increase of 0.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grant had a population of 896 people. This makes Grant the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Grant represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 267th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 896 people, the population of Grant increased 34.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 665 people).

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

Communities Also Named Grant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 53 communities that are also named Grant - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (7), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (4), Minnesota (2), Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Grant ...

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

  • Albertville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Scottsboro
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Guntersville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntersville
    • Guntersville is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,676 people
    • Former names for Guntersville:
    • Gunter's Ferry
    • Gunter's Landing
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Guntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville <6>
  • New Hope
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Owens' Cross Roads
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owens' Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owens' Cross Roads
    • Owens' Cross Roads is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,233 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Owens' Cross Roads
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owens' Cross Roads <6>
  • Geraldine
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Gurley
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Section
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Woodville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Pleasant Groves
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Groves
    • Pleasant Groves is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Pleasant Groves

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grant ...

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

Adding Grant to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Grant post office opened in 1887.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Grant.

The official website for Grant:

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Marshall, 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 Grant.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 Grant). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grant 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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