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The town of Nauvoo is primarily located in Walker County<1>. A portion of Nauvoo extends into Winston County.

Nauvoo was established in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nauvoo has a population of 204 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Nauvoo is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Nauvoo: (205) & (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Nauvoo: 35578<5>

Going back to its beginning, Nauvoo was originally named Ingle Mills. For more information about the names of Nauvoo, see The Names of Nauvoo on our Genealogy Page.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nauvoo had an population of 204 people. This is a decrease of 7.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nauvoo had a population of 221 people. This makes Nauvoo the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 221 people, the population of Nauvoo decreased 22.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 284 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nauvoo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Nauvoo - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Nauvoo ...

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

  • Jasper
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Winfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Haleyville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Carbon Hill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Double Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Brilliant
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <6>
  • Oakman
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman <6>
  • Lynn
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
  • Glen Allen
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
  • Arley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nauvoo ...

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

Adding Nauvoo to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Nauvoo post office opened in 1882.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nauvoo.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Walker, 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 Nauvoo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nauvoo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 Nauvoo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nauvoo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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