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Welcome to Sand Rock ...

The town of Sand Rock is primarily located in Cherokee County<1>. A portion of Sand Rock extends into DeKalb County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Sand Rock, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sand Rock has a population of 676 people<2> (see below for details).

Sand Rock is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

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

The ZIP code for Sand Rock: 35983<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sand Rock had an population of 676 people. This is an increase of 20.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sand Rock had a population of 560 people. This makes Sand Rock the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Sand Rock represents 0.01% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 319th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 560 people, the population of Sand Rock increased 10.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 509 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sand Rock.

Communities Also Named Sand Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Sand Rock - they are located in Montana, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sand Rock ...

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

  • Fort Payne
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Rainsville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,149 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville <6>
  • Hokes Bluff
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff is located in Etowah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,240 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff <6>
  • Centre
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Collinsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Crossville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Cedar Bluff
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,829 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff <6>
  • Fyffe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fyffe
    • Fyffe is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,076 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe <6>
  • Leesburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Geraldine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sand Rock ...

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

Adding Sand Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sand Rock was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Sand Rock post office opened in 1855.

We also found Sand Rock in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sand Rock.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Rock. 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 Cherokee, 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 Sand Rock.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sand Rock - 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 town (such as Sand Rock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sand Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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