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Welcome to Memphis ...

The town of Memphis is located in Pickens County<1>.

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

When the people of Memphis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Memphian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Memphis has a population of 26 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Memphis.

Memphis is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Memphis: (205)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Memphis had an population of 26 people. This is a decrease of 10.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Memphis had a population of 29 people. This makes Memphis the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29 people, the population of Memphis decreased 12.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33 people).

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

Adding Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis 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 Memphis on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Memphis ...

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

Beyond Alabama, there are 13 communities that are also named Memphis - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Memphis ...

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

  • Macon [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon [Noxubee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,421 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<7>
  • Aliceville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliceville
    • Aliceville [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliceville<7>
  • Brooksville [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooksville
    • Brooksville [Noxubee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooksville<7>
  • Carrollton [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 943 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • McMullen [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullen
      • McMullen [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullen
    • Beaver Town [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Town
      • Beaver Town [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Memphis ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Memphis. 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 Pickens, 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>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 Memphis 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 Memphis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Memphis.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- Memphis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Memphis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Memphis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1369, Longitude: -88.3008       In this case, the coordinates for Memphis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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