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Welcome to Powell ...

The town of Powell is located in DeKalb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Powell has a population of 967 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Powell.

Powell is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 Euthtilloga (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Powell: (256) and (938)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Powell had an population of 967 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.43% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Powell ...

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

  • Scottsboro [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsboro
    • Scottsboro [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Powell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsboro<7>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Payne
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Powell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<7>
  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Powell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<7>
  • Henagar [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henagar
    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Powell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
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      • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Powell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Powell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<7>
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fyffe
      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Powell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<7>
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Powell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<7>
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Powell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<7>

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

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

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

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 DeKalb, 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 Powell.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powell) 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 Powell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<6>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.
<7>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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