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Mehama, Alabama

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So far, we have found very little information about Mehama. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mehama to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mehama, please Contact Us.

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Our information shows that the community of Mehama is historic. The information below applies to the area where Mehama would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Mehama was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (256), (938)<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Mehama. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5661, Longitude: -87.5298     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mehama have been estimated.

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   34° 33' 57"
Lon:   -87° 31' 47"

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Mehama

GNIS ID:   None
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 47872

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mehama)

About Lawrence County

The community of Moulton is the County Seat for Lawrence County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Lawrence)


2016:<4>     33,244   (3.19% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     34,339   (1.33% decrease since 2000)
2000:     34,803

Total Area:<5>   717 sq. miles [1,857.5 km²]   - of which 3.7% is water (26.52 sq. miles [68.7 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   15,229

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Lawrence

GNIS ID:   161565
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 079

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mehama)

About Alabama

From the US Census


2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mehama, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Mehama.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Mehama, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mehama. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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