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Welcome to Huntsville ...

The city of Huntsville is primarily located in Madison County<1> and is the County Seat for Madison County. A portion of Huntsville extends into Limestone County.

When the people of Huntsville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntsvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Huntsville has a population of 200,574 people<3> (see below for details).

Huntsville was established in 1805.

The community of Huntsville is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you leave Huntsville and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Huntsville: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP codes for Huntsville: 35801-35816, 35824, 35893-35899<6>

Websites for Huntsville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.huntsville.al.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.hsvchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Huntsville had an population of 200,574 people. This is an increase of 11.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntsville had a population of 180,105 people (which is 53.79% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Huntsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Huntsville represents 3.77% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 180,105 people, the population of Huntsville increased 13.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 158,216 people).

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

Communities Also Named Huntsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Huntsville - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Huntsville ...

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

  • Madison [Madison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the west of Huntsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<9>
  • New Hope [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
    • New Hope [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Huntsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,916 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hope<9>
  • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owens' Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owens' Cross Roads
    • Owens' Cross Roads [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Huntsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owens' Cross Roads
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owens' Cross Roads<9>
  • Triana [Madison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triana have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triana
    • Triana [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Huntsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 949 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triana
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gurley [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurley
      • Gurley [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the east of Huntsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurley<9>
    • Woodville [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the east of Huntsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<9>
    • Paint Rock [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Rock
      • Paint Rock [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the east of Huntsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Rock
    • Mooresville [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
      • Mooresville [Limestone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southwest of Huntsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<9>
    • Normal [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normal
      • Normal [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the north of Huntsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normal<9>
    • Rideout Village [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rideout Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rideout Village
      • Rideout Village [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the west of Huntsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rideout Village

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville. Our list includes 75 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Huntsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntsville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Huntsville: www.ci.huntsville.al.us/

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntsville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntsville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntsville - 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 Huntsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Huntsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Huntsville includes: 35801, 35802, 35803, 35804, 35805, 35806, 35807, 35808, 35809, 35810, 35811, 35812, 35813, 35814, 35815, 35824, 35893, 35894, 35895, 35896, 35897, 35898 & 35899.
<7>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.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Huntsville) 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 Huntsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Huntsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huntsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7333, Longitude: -86.5972    
<9>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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