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Welcome to Scottsboro ...

The city of Scottsboro is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scottsboro has a population of 14,436 people<3> (see below for details).

Scottsboro is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 Euthtilloga (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Scottsboro: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP codes for Scottsboro: 35768-35769<6>

Websites for Scottsboro ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jacksoncountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Scottsboro, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scottsboro had an population of 14,436 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scottsboro had a population of 14,770 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 14,762 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Scottsboro ...

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

  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Scottsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<8>
  • Henagar [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henagar
    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Scottsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<8>
  • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Scottsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
  • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Fyffe
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Scottsboro
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 984 people
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Grant [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<8>
    • Skyline [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline
      • Skyline [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline
    • Gurley [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurley
      • Gurley [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurley<8>
    • Woodville [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<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 Scottsboro. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scottsboro.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Scottsboro.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scottsboro. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Scottsboro.

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 ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

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.

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 Jackson, 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 Scottsboro.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scottsboro - 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 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.
<7>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 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Scottsboro 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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