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Welcome to Hokes Bluff ...

The city of Hokes Bluff is located in Etowah County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Hokes Bluff: Hokes Blf. (or less commonly used: Hokes Bluf.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Hokes Bluff for more information about variations on the name of Hokes Bluff.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hokes Bluff has a population of 4,240 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Hokes Bluff is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Hokes Bluff: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Hokes Bluff: 35903<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hokes Bluff had an population of 4,240 people. This is a decrease of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hokes Bluff had a population of 4,286 people. This makes Hokes Bluff the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Hokes Bluff represents 0.09% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 115th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,286 people, the population of Hokes Bluff increased 3.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,149 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hokes Bluff.

Communities near Hokes Bluff ...

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

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
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    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Hokes Bluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<8>
  • Jacksonville [Calhoun County]
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    • Jacksonville [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Hokes Bluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Rainbow City [Etowah County]
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    • Rainbow City [Etowah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Hokes Bluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,603 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow City<8>
  • Southside [Calhoun County]
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    • Southside [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Hokes Bluff
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,046 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
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      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,832 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<8>
    • Glencoe [Etowah County]
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      • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<8>
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
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      • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>
    • Centre [Cherokee County]
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      • Centre [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre<8>
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
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      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
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      • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Hokes Bluff
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<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 Hokes Bluff. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hokes Bluff.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hokes Bluff ...

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

Adding Hokes Bluff to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Hokes Bluff

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Etowah, 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 Hokes Bluff.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hokes Bluff - 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 city (such as Hokes Bluff). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hokes Bluff 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hokes Bluff) 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 Hokes Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hokes BluffOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hokes Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9899, Longitude: -85.8644       In this case, the coordinates for Hokes Bluff 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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