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Powell, Alabama
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Welcome to Powell ...

The town of Powell is located in DeKalb County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Powell has a population of 965 people<1> (see below for details).

Powell is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Area codes for Powell: (256) & (938)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Powell had a population of 955 people. This makes Powell the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Powell represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 263rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 955 people, the population of Powell increased 3.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 926 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Powell had an population of 965 people. This is an increase of 1.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Powell ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Powell and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   S   18 miles [29 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,847   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,018   S   5 miles [8 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   900   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,353   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Powell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Powell: This one is located in DeKalb County and the other is located in Lauderdale County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 43 communities that are also named Powell - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (3), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Powell. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Powell. 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 Powell.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powell ...

Looking for more information about Powell? 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.

Looking for more information about Powell? 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 Powell, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Powell.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Powell.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Powell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Powell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5324, Longitude: -85.8996     [Map].

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