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Section, Alabama
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Welcome to Section ...

The town of Section is located in Jackson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Section has a population of 754 people<1> (see below for details).

Section is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Section: (256) and (938)<3>

The ZIP code for Section: 35771<4>

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 769 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Section had an population of 754 people. This is a decrease of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Section ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   898   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grant   [Map]   907   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,339   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   970   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Section. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Section.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Section, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Section.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Section. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Section.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Section - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Section.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Section. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Section

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Section. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5816, Longitude: -85.9849     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Section have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Section.