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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The city of Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County.

The location of Jacksonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Jacksonville has a population of 12,612 people<3> (see below for details).

Jacksonville was established in 1833.

The community of Jacksonville is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Area codes for Jacksonville: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Jacksonville: 36265<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 12,548 people (or 10.58% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Jacksonville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Jacksonville represents 0.26% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,548 people, the population of Jacksonville increased 49.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,404 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 12,612 people. This is an increase of 0.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.07% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Jacksonville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Jacksonville and not the distance if driven.<7>.

Community   2017
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,152   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   764   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,157   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

See 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 Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville. Our list includes 14 papers.

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

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<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 Jacksonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacksonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jacksonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8083, Longitude: -85.7543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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