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Gurley, Alabama
(Madison County)

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Welcome to Gurley ...

The town of Gurley is located in Madison County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gurley has a population of 781 people<1> (see below for details).

Gurley is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Area codes for Gurley: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Gurley: 35748<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gurley had a population of 801 people. This makes Gurley the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Gurley represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 278th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 801 people, the population of Gurley decreased 8.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 876 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gurley had an population of 781 people. This is a decrease of 2.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.84% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gurley ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gurley and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Brownsboro   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Grant   [Map]   908   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntsville   [Map]   194,585   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Langston   [Map]   263   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,842   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   1,939   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gurley.

Communities Also Named Gurley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Gurley: This one is located in Madison County and the other is located in Blount County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 6 communities that are also named Gurley - they are located in Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gurley. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gurley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gurley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gurley:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gurley ...

Looking for more information about Gurley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gurley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gurley.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Gurley. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The Communities of Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gurley.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gurley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Gurley.

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<4>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 Gurley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gurley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Gurley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gurley) 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 Gurley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gurley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gurley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7000, Longitude: -86.3768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gurley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gurley.


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