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Welcome to Red Bay ...

The city of Red Bay is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Bay has a population of 3,085 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Red Bay is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Red Bay: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Red Bay: 35582<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Bay had an population of 3,085 people. This is a decrease of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Bay had a population of 3,158 people (or 9.96% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Red Bay the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Red Bay represents 0.07% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,158 people, the population of Red Bay decreased 6.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,374 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Bay.

Adding Red Bay to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Red Bay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Red Bay elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Red Bay on a Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Red Bay on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Red Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Red Bay - they are located in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.

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

Communities near Red Bay ...

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

  • Fulton [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Red Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<8>
  • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Red Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<8>
  • Tremont [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
    • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Red Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<8>
  • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Red Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vina [Franklin County]
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      • Vina [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vina have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vina
    • Hodges [Franklin County]
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      • Hodges [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodges have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodges<8>
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
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      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Burntout [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntout
      • Burntout [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Red Bay
      • Burntout has also been known as:
      • Burn Out
      • Burnout
      • Burnt Out
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntout
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Red Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Bay. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Bay ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Red Bay. 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 Franklin, 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 Red Bay.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>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 Red Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Red Bay) 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 Red Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4442, Longitude: -88.1476    
<7>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.
<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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