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Welcome to Section ...

The town of Section is located in Jackson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Section has a population of 740 people<2> (see below for details).

Section is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

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

The ZIP code for Section: 35771<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Section had an population of 740 people. This is a decrease of 3.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Section had a population of 770 people. This makes Section the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Section represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 283rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 770 people, the population of Section has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 769 people).

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

Communities Also Named Section ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Section: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Colbert County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 2 communities that are also named Section - they are located in and Kansas.

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

Communities near Section ...

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

  • Scottsboro [Jackson County]
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    • Scottsboro [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Section
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsboro<8>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Payne
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Section
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<8>
  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
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    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Section
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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]
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    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Section
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
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      • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Section
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
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    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
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      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Section
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<8>
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
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      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Section
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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]
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      • Powell [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Grant [Marshall County]
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      • Grant [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<8>
    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Section
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<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 Section. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Section.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Section ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Section. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Section.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Section - 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 Section). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Section or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Section) 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 Section. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Section

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Section. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5809, Longitude: -85.9890    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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