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Welcome to Hillsboro ...

The town of Hillsboro is located in Lawrence County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hillsboro has a population of 514 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Hillsboro is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Hillsboro: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Hillsboro: 35643<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hillsboro had an population of 514 people. This is a decrease of 6.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.46% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 608 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Hillsboro ...

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

  • Decatur (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Hillsboro and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,381 people
    • Former names for Decatur:
    • Albany
    • New Decatur
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<8>
  • Athens (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Hillsboro and is located in Limestone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<8>
  • Hartselle (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartselle
    • Hartselle lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Hillsboro and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartselle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartselle<8>
  • Priceville (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
    • Priceville lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Hillsboro and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,984 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priceville<8>
  • Moulton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
    • Moulton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Hillsboro and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,201 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<8>
  • Trinity (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
    • Trinity lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Hillsboro and is located in Morgan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<8>
  • Rogersville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Hillsboro and is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
    • Former name for Rogersville:
    • Rodgersville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<8>
  • Town Creek (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Hillsboro and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<8>
  • Flint City (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint City
    • Flint City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Hillsboro and is located in Morgan County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint City
  • North Courtland (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
    • North Courtland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Hillsboro and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 621 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hillsboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillsboro. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Hillsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hillsboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Hillsboro

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hillsboro. 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 Lawrence, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hillsboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hillsboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hillsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HillsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6407, Longitude: -87.1838       In this case, the coordinates for Hillsboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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