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Welcome to Muscle Shoals ...

The city of Muscle Shoals is located in Colbert County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Muscle Shoals: Muscle Shls.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Muscle Shoals has a population of 14,575 people<3> (see below for details).

Muscle Shoals was established in 1918.

The community of Muscle Shoals is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Muscle Shoals: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP codes for Muscle Shoals: 35661-35662<6>

Websites for Muscle Shoals ...

Official Website: www.cityofmuscleshoals.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Muscle Shoals had an population of 14,575 people. This is an increase of 10.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Muscle Shoals had a population of 13,146 people (or 24.15% of the total population of Colbert County). This makes Muscle Shoals the county's most populous community.

The population of Muscle Shoals represents 0.28% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,146 people, the population of Muscle Shoals increased 10.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,924 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Muscle Shoals.

Communities Also Named Muscle Shoals ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Muscle Shoals - it's located in California.

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

Communities near Muscle Shoals ...

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

  • Russellville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
    • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Muscle Shoals
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<8>
  • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Muscle Shoals
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<8>
  • Cherokee [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Muscle Shoals
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<8>
  • Littleville [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Muscle Shoals
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Muscle Shoals
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<8>
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Muscle Shoals
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<8>
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Muscle Shoals
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Muscle Shoals
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Muscle Shoals
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<8>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Muscle Shoals ...

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

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Muscle Shoals: www.cityofmuscleshoals.com/

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Colbert, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Muscle Shoals.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Muscle Shoals - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 city (such as Muscle Shoals). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Muscle Shoals or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Muscle Shoals includes: 35661 & 35662.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Muscle Shoals) 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 Muscle Shoals. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Muscle Shoals

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muscle Shoals. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7435, Longitude: -87.6337       In this case, the coordinates for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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