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Welcome to Melvin ...

Melvin is located in Choctaw County<1>.

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

Melvin is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Melvin: 36913<4>

Adding Melvin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Melvin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Melvin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Melvin: This one is located in Choctaw County and the other is located in Lauderdale County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 16 communities that are also named Melvin - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Melvin ...

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

  • Quitman [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
    • Quitman [Clarke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Melvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,111 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<6>
  • Butler [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Choctaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Melvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,721 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<6>
  • Lisman [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisman
    • Lisman [Choctaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Melvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisman
  • Silas [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silas
    • Silas [Choctaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Melvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Melvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Gilbertown [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertown
      • Gilbertown [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Melvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbertown<6>
    • Toxey [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxey
      • Toxey [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Melvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toxey
    • Needham [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Melvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Junction City [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Melvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Bolinger [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolinger
      • Bolinger [Choctaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Melvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolinger

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melvin ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Melvin. 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 Choctaw, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 community (such as Melvin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melvin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Melvin) 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 Melvin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Melvin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9304, Longitude: -88.4589       In this case, the coordinates for Melvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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