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Welcome to Hunter ...

So far, we have found very little information about Hunter. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hunter to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hunter, please Contact Us.


Hunter would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Hunter is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Hunter was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hunter would have been located in the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Hunter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Florence   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the North (N) of Hunter

Located in Lauderdale County

Muscle Shoals   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Hunter

Russellville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hunter

Located in Franklin County

Sheffield   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Hunter

Tuscumbia   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Hunter

Town Creek   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Hunter

Located in Lawrence County

Littleville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Hunter

Killen   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Hunter

Located in Lauderdale County

Leighton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Hunter

Saint Florian   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Hunter

Located in Lauderdale County

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

Communities Also Named Hunter ...

While we believe that this Hunter is located in Colbert County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Hunter. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dallas and Montgomery County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 31 communities that are also named Hunter - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hunter. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hunter. 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 Hunter.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hunter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hunter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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- Hunter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6412, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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