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Welcome to Guntersville ...

The city of Guntersville is located in Marshall County<1> and is the County Seat for Marshall County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Guntersville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Guntersville has a population of 8,564 people<2> (see below for details).

Guntersville is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area codes for Guntersville: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Guntersville: 35976<5>

In the past, Guntersville was named Gunter's Ferry. and Gunter's Landing. For more information about the names of Guntersville, see The Names of Guntersville on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Guntersville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Guntersville had an population of 8,564 people. This is an increase of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Guntersville had a population of 8,197 people (which is 8.81% of the total population of Marshall County). This makes Guntersville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Guntersville represents 0.17% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,197 people, the population of Guntersville increased 10.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,395 people).

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

Communities near Guntersville ...

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

  • Albertville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Boaz
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Arab
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • New Hope
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Owens' Cross Roads
    (19 miles [30.6 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>
  • Crossville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Sardis City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
    • Sardis City is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Sardis City
  • Grant
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Geraldine
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Snead
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snead
    • Snead is located in Blount County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Snead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead <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 Guntersville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Guntersville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Guntersville. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Guntersville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Guntersville ...

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

Adding Guntersville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Guntersville 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 Guntersville was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Guntersville.

The official website for Guntersville:

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 Guntersville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Guntersville - 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 city (such as Guntersville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Guntersville 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.


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