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Red Bay, Alabama

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Welcome to Red Bay ...

The city of Red Bay is located in Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Red Bay has a population of 3,119 people<1> (see below for details).

Red Bay is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Red Bay: (256) & (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Red Bay: 35582<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Bay had a population of 3,158 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Red Bay had an population of 3,119 people. This is a decrease of 1.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.56% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Red Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Red Bay and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2016
Hodges   [Map]   284   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vina   [Map]   356   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Weston   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,032   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   189   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Red Bay. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Red Bay. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Red Bay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Red Bay. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Red Bay.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Bay - 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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Red Bay.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Red Bay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4357, Longitude: -88.1362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Red Bay.