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Welcome to Lightwood ...

Lightwood is located in Elmore County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Lightwood, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Lightwood is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lightwood is within the (334) area code.

Communities near Lightwood ...

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

  • Prattville [Autauga County]
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    • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Lightwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<5>
  • Millbrook [Autauga County]
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    • Millbrook [Autauga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Lightwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrook<5>
  • Clanton [Chilton County]
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    • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Lightwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,764 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<5>
  • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
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    • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Lightwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
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      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Lightwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<5>
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
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      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Lightwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<5>
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
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      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Lightwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<5>
    • Rockford [Coosa County]
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      • Rockford [Coosa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Lightwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<5>
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billingsley
      • Billingsley [Autauga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Lightwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billingsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billingsley<5>
    • Marbury [Autauga County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lightwood ...

Looking for more information about Lightwood? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lightwood, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lightwood.

Adding Lightwood to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lightwood was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Mentions & References for Lightwood

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.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 Elmore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lightwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Lightwood) 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 Lightwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LightwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lightwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7119, Longitude: -86.3899       In this case, the coordinates for Lightwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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