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The location of Orion

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Welcome to Orion ...

Orion is located in Pike County.

Orion is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

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

Orion lies within the (334) area code.

Communities near Orion ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Banks   [Map]   173   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Brundidge   [Map]   1,972   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Goshen   [Map]   255   S   18 miles [29 km]
Grady   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kent   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
McClure Town   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Orion.

Communities Also Named Orion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Orion - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Orion. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orion. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orion.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Orion:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orion ...

Looking for more information about Orion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Orion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Orion, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Orion.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Orion. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Orion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orion) 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 Orion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9588, Longitude: -86.0055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orion.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Orion.