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Welcome to Orion ...

Orion is located in Pike County<1>.

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

Orion is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Orion is located in the (334) area code.

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.

Communities near Orion ...

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

  • Troy [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Orion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,957 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<5>
  • Brundidge [Pike County]
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    • Brundidge [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Orion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brundidge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brundidge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brundidge<5>
  • Goshen [Pike County]
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    • Goshen [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Orion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<5>
  • Banks [Pike County]
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    • Banks [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Orion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Petrey [Crenshaw County]
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      • Petrey [Crenshaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Orion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrey
    • Needmore [Pike County]
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      • Needmore [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Orion
      • Former name for Needmore:
      • Rough Log
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    • McClure Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure Town
      • McClure Town [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure Town
    • Pine Level [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Youngblood [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngblood
      • Youngblood [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngblood
    • Kent [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Orion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Orion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orion. See our Newspapers 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 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 Orion, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Orion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Pike, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9588, Longitude: -86.0055       In this case, the coordinates for Orion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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