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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.

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Guntersville.

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.

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).

Telephone area codes for Guntersville: (256) & (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Guntersville: 35976<5>

Websites for Guntersville ...

Official Website:   www.guntersvilleal.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lakeguntersville.org/

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 (which had 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 [Marshall County]
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    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Guntersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,777 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<8>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
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    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Guntersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<8>
  • Arab [Marshall County]
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    • Arab [Marshall County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Guntersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,406 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arab
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arab<8>
  • New Hope [Madison County]
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    • New Hope [Madison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Guntersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,927 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hope<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County]
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      • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,233 people
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owens' Cross Roads<8>
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
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      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,847 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<8>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
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      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
      • 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.
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    • Grant [Marshall County]
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      • Grant [Marshall County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<8>
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
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      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<8>
    • Snead [Blount County]
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      • Snead [Blount County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Guntersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Snead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snead<8>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Guntersville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Guntersville: www.guntersvilleal.org/

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Guntersville) 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 Guntersville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GuntersvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guntersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3505, Longitude: -86.2997    
<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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