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Welcome to Killen ...

The town of Killen is located in Lauderdale County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Killen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1896.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Killen has a population of 960 people<3> (see below for details).

Killen is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Killen: 35645<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Killen had an population of 960 people. This is a decrease of 13.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Killen had a population of 1,108 people. This makes Killen the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Killen represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 244th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,108 people, the population of Killen has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,119 people).

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

Communities near Killen ...

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

  • Florence
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Muscle Shoals
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
    • Muscle Shoals is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,877 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals <7>
  • Sheffield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
    • Sheffield is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,839 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield <7>
  • Tuscumbia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Liberty Grove
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
    • Liberty Grove is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
  • Loretto
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
    • Loretto is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto <7>
  • Rogersville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
    • Former name for Rogersville:
    • Rodgersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville <7>
  • Corning ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
    • Corning is located in Wayne County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
  • Town Creek
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek <7>
  • Saint Joseph
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph is located in Lawrence County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 824 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph <7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Killen ...

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

Adding Killen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Killen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Killen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Killen post office opened in 1896.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Killen.

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

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 Lauderdale, 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 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 Killen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Killen - 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 town (such as Killen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Killen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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