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Welcome to Loachapoka ...

The town of Loachapoka is located in Lee County<1>.



The pronunciation of Loachapoka: low-cha-poke-ah<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Loachapoka, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Loachapoka has a population of 186 people<3> (see below for details).

Loachapoka is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Loachapoka is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Loachapoka: 36865<5>

Websites for Loachapoka ...

Junior League:   www.leecountyjuniorleague.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Loachapoka had an population of 186 people. This is an increase of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Loachapoka had a population of 180 people. This makes Loachapoka the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 180 people, the population of Loachapoka increased 9.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 165 people).

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

Communities near Loachapoka ...

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

  • Auburn
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,343 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn <7>
  • Opelika
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
    • Opelika is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,135 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika <7>
  • Tuskegee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Tallassee
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Dadeville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
    • Dadeville is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,007 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville <7>
  • Camp Hill
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
    • Camp Hill is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill <7>
  • Notasulga
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
    • Notasulga is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga <7>
  • Franklin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin <7>
  • Waverly
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
  • Ridgewood Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgewood Village
    • Ridgewood Village is located in Lee 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 Loachapoka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Loachapoka.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Loachapoka ...

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

Adding Loachapoka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Loachapoka in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Loachapoka post office opened in 1874.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Loachapoka.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Loachapoka. 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 Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Loachapoka. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Loachapoka.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loachapoka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Loachapoka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Loachapoka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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