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Welcome to Rainsville ...

The city of Rainsville is located in DeKalb County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rainsville has a population of 5,123 people<3> (see below for details).

Rainsville is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Rainsville: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Rainsville: 35986<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rainsville had an population of 5,123 people. This is an increase of 3.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rainsville had a population of 4,948 people (which is 6.96% of the total population of DeKalb County). This makes Rainsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rainsville represents 0.1% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,948 people, the population of Rainsville increased 9.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,499 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rainsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Rainsville - they are located in Indiana, New Mexico and Texas.

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

Communities near Rainsville ...

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

  • Scottsboro [Jackson County]
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    • Scottsboro [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Rainsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsboro<8>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
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    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Rainsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<8>
  • Henagar [DeKalb County]
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    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Rainsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<8>
  • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
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    • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Rainsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
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      • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
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      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<8>
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
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      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<8>
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
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      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<8>
    • Powell [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Rainsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainsville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainsville. 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>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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rainsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rainsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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 city (such as Rainsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rainsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Rainsville) 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 Rainsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4941, Longitude: -85.8444       In this case, the coordinates for Rainsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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