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Welcome to Mentone ...

The town of Mentone is located in DeKalb County<1>.



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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mentone has a population of 334 people<2> (see below for details).

Mentone is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Mentone: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Mentone: 35984<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mentone had an population of 334 people. This is a decrease of 7.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mentone had a population of 360 people. This makes Mentone the county's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 360 people, the population of Mentone decreased 20.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 451 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mentone ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Mentone - they are located in California (2), Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Mentone ...

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

  • Martindale
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martindale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martindale
    • Martindale is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35,795 people
  • Euthtilloga ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euthtilloga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euthtilloga
    • Euthtilloga is located in Chattooga County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 29,011 people
  • Fort Payne
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • LaFayette
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Rainsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,149 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville <7>
  • Summerville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Henagar
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Trion
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trion
    • Trion is located in Chattooga County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trion <7>
  • Sylvania
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
    • Sylvania is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,860 people
  • Powell
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
    • Powell is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 908 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 Mentone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mentone.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mentone ...

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

Adding Mentone to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mentone 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 Mentone was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mentone.

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 DeKalb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mentone.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mentone - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 Mentone). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mentone 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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