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Welcome to Scranton ...

Scranton is located in Geneva County<1>.

When the people of Scranton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Scrantonian<2>

Scranton is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Scranton lies within the (334) area code.

Communities Also Named Scranton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Scranton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Scranton ...

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

  • Enterprise [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,376 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<6>
  • Daleville [Dale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Dale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<6>
  • Geneva [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva [Geneva County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,289 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<6>
  • Hartford [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford [Geneva County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Scranton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Level Plains [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Plains
      • Level Plains [Dale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Plains
    • Slocomb [Geneva County]
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      • Slocomb [Geneva County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocomb have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocomb<6>
    • Samson [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samson
      • Samson [Geneva County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Samson<6>
    • Malvern [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
      • Malvern [Geneva County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malvern have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern<6>
    • Newton [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Dale County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • New Brockton [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brockton
      • New Brockton [Coffee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Scranton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Brockton<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scranton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scranton. 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 Geneva, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Scranton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Scranton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scranton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scranton) 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 Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scranton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1929, Longitude: -85.8421    
<5>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.
<6>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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