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The town of Lynn is located in Winston County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lynn, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

When the people of Lynn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Lynner or Lynnian.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lynn has a population of 637 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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

Telephone area codes for Lynn: (205) and (659)<5>

The ZIP code for Lynn: 35575<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lynn had an population of 637 people. This is a decrease of 3.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lynn had a population of 659 people. This makes Lynn the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lynn represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 303rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 659 people, the population of Lynn increased 10.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 597 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lynn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 26 communities that are also named Lynn - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lynn ...

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

  • Winfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Haleyville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Carbon Hill
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Double Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Bear Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Brilliant
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <7>
  • Glen Allen
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
  • Twin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
    • Twin is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
  • Arley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Kansas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lynn ...

Looking for more information about Lynn? 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 Lynn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lynn.

Adding Lynn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lynn 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 Lynn was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Lynn post office opened in 1888.

We also found Lynn in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lynn.

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Winston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lynn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lynn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lynn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lynn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 Lynn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lynn 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>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.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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