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Scottsboro, Alabama

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Welcome to Scottsboro ...

The city of Scottsboro is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

The location of Scottsboro has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Scottsboro has a population of 14,484 people<2> (see below for details).

Scottsboro is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

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

The ZIP codes for Scottsboro: 35768-35769<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scottsboro had a population of 14,770 people (which is 27.75% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Scottsboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Scottsboro represents 0.31% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,770 people, the population of Scottsboro has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,762 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Scottsboro had an population of 14,484 people. This is a decrease of 1.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.88% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Scottsboro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Scottsboro and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Fyffe   [Map]   1,018   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   900   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grant   [Map]   908   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gurley   [Map]   781   W   18 miles [29 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,353   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   969   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Scottsboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Scottsboro - they are located in Georgia and Tennessee.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scottsboro. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Scottsboro. 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 Scottsboro. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Scottsboro:

Websites for Scottsboro ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scottsboro ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scottsboro.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<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 Scottsboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scottsboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Scottsboro includes: 35768 & 35769.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scottsboro) 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 Scottsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6436, Longitude: -86.0494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scottsboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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