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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Butler County<1> and is the County Seat for Butler County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenville has a population of 7,368 people<3> (see below for details).

Greenville was established in 1819.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Greenville was originally named Buttsville. For more information about the names of Greenville, see The Names of Greenville on our Genealogy Page.

Greenville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Greenville lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Greenville: 36037<5>

Websites for Greenville ...

Official Website: www.greenville-alabama.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 7,368 people. This is a decrease of 9.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 8,135 people (or 38.84% of the total population of Butler County). This makes Greenville the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 0.17% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,135 people, the population of Greenville increased 12.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,228 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

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

  • Georgiana (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiana
    • Georgiana lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville and is located in Butler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,613 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiana have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgiana<8>
  • Fort Deposit (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
    • Fort Deposit lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Greenville and is located in Lowndes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<8>
  • Bolling (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolling
    • Bolling lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville and is located in Butler County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolling have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolling
  • Chapman (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
    • Chapman lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville and is located in Butler County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
  • Forest Home (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
    • Forest Home lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Greenville and is located in Butler County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<8>
  • Honoraville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honoraville
    • Honoraville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Greenville and is located in Crenshaw County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honoraville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honoraville
  • Starlington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starlington
    • Starlington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Greenville and is located in Butler County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starlington
  • Sandy Ridge (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
    • Sandy Ridge lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville and is located in Lowndes County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
  • Bragg's (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
    • Bragg's lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Greenville and is located in Lowndes County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
  • Awin (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awin
    • Awin lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Greenville and is located in Wilcox County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Awin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awin

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greenville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

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

Adding Greenville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greenville 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 Greenville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Greenville

Communities in Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

The official website for Greenville: www.greenville-alabama.com/

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 Butler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - 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 city (such as Greenville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenville 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 from Point A (ie- Greenville) 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 Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GreenvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8344, Longitude: -86.6289    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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