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Hillsboro, Alabama
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Welcome to Hillsboro ...

The town of Hillsboro is located in Lawrence County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hillsboro has a population of 518 people<1> (see below for details).

Hillsboro is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Hillsboro: 35643<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hillsboro had a population of 552 people. This makes Hillsboro the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Hillsboro represents 0.01% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 323rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 552 people, the population of Hillsboro decreased 9.21% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 608 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hillsboro had an population of 518 people. This is a decrease of 6.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.8% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Hillsboro ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Athens   [Map]   25,616   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Decatur   [Map]   54,405   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Flint City   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,373   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,258   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   612   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Hillsboro ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 34 communities that are also named Hillsboro - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Hillsboro. 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 Hillsboro. 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 Hillsboro.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hillsboro ...

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be 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) Hillsboro. 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.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hillsboro - 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).

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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 Hillsboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hillsboro 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' distance that starts in Hillsboro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hillsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hillsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hillsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6407, Longitude: -87.1838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hillsboro 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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