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Welcome to Leesburg ...

The town of Leesburg is located in Cherokee County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leesburg has a population of 1,013 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Leesburg.

Leesburg is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Leesburg: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Leesburg: 35983<6>

Websites for Leesburg ...

Official Website: www.leesburg-al.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leesburg had an population of 1,013 people. This is a decrease of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leesburg had a population of 1,027 people. This makes Leesburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Leesburg represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 252nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,027 people, the population of Leesburg increased 28.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 799 people).

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

Adding Leesburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Leesburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leesburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Leesburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Leesburg - they are located in Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Leesburg ...

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

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
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    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<8>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
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    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<8>
  • Glencoe [Etowah County]
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    • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,071 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Glencoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<8>
  • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
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    • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Leesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
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      • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<8>
    • Centre [Cherokee County]
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      • Centre [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre<8>
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
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      • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<8>
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<8>
    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<8>
    • Sardis City [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
      • Sardis City [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Leesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis 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 Leesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leesburg.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesburg ...

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

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About Cherokee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leesburg: www.leesburg-al.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 Cherokee, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leesburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leesburg - 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 Leesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leesburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leesburg) 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 Leesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1838, Longitude: -85.7753       In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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