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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

The city of Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County<1>.

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

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 12,544 people<4> (see below for details).

Jacksonville was established in 1833.

The community of Jacksonville is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<5>.

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 Hart Town (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Jacksonville: (256) & (938)<6>

The ZIP code for Jacksonville: 36265<7>

Websites for Jacksonville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.calhounchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Jacksonville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 12,544 people (or an increase of 49.26% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 8,404 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Jacksonville ...

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

  • Anniston [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anniston
    • Anniston [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the south of Jacksonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anniston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anniston<9>
  • Oxford [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the southwest of Jacksonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<9>
  • Rainbow City [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow City
    • Rainbow City [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northwest of Jacksonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,611 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow City<9>
  • Southside [Etowah County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Southside
    • Southside [Etowah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the west of Jacksonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,905 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glencoe [Etowah County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
      • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the northwest of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<9>
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the northeast of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<9>
    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
      • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the northwest of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<9>
    • Heflin [Cleburne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
      • Heflin [Cleburne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<9>
    • Ohatchee [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ohatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohatchee
      • Ohatchee [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the west of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohatchee<9>
    • Hobson City [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson City
      • Hobson City [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Jacksonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson City

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacksonville. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jacksonville.

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.

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About Calhoun County

About Alabama

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: www.calhouncounty.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 Calhoun, 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>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<7>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).
<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- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Jacksonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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