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Welcome to Higdon ...

Higdon is located in Jackson County<1>.


The location of Higdon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Higdon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

Higdon is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Higdon is in the Central Time Zone, the area just to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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

The ZIP code for Higdon: 35979<5>

Communities Also Named Higdon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Higdon - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Higdon ...

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

  • Lytle
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
  • Thompsonville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
  • Jasper
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper is located in Marion County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,412 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper <6>
  • Chickamauga
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • South Pittsburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Henagar
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Bridgeport
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,272 people
    • Former name for Bridgeport:
    • Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport <6>
  • Trenton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton is located in Dade County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton <6>
  • Stevenson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
    • Stevenson is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson <6>
  • Lookout Mountain
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Higdon ...

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

Adding Higdon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Higdon 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 Higdon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Higdon post office opened in 1882.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Higdon.

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

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 Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Higdon - 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 community (such as Higdon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Higdon 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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