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Welcome to Leighton ...

The town of Leighton is located in Colbert County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leighton has a population of 756 people<3> (see below for details).

Leighton is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Leighton: 35646<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leighton had an population of 756 people. This is an increase of 3.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leighton had a population of 729 people. This makes Leighton the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Leighton represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 293rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 729 people, the population of Leighton decreased 14.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 849 people).

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

Communities Also Named Leighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Leighton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Leighton ...

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

  • Florence [Lauderdale County]
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    • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Leighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<8>
  • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
    • 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 [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Leighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<8>
  • Russellville [Franklin County]
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    • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Leighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<8>
  • Sheffield [Colbert County]
    • 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 [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Leighton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
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      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<8>
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
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      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<8>
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • 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 [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<8>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
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    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<8>
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Leighton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
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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 Leighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leighton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leighton ...

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

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Colbert, 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 Leighton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leighton - 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 Leighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leighton 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leighton) 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 Leighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leighton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6986, Longitude: -87.5291       In this case, the coordinates for Leighton 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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