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The location of Sheffield

Welcome to Sheffield ...

The city of Sheffield is located in Colbert County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sheffield has a population of 8,894 people<2> (see below for details).

Sheffield is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sheffield: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Sheffield: 35660<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheffield had a population of 9,039 people (which is 16.61% of the total population of Colbert County). This makes Sheffield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sheffield represents 0.19% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,039 people, the population of Sheffield decreased 6.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,652 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sheffield had an population of 8,894 people. This is a decrease of 1.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sheffield ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Russellville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the South (S) of Sheffield

Located in Franklin County

Town Creek   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Sheffield

Located in Lawrence County

Cherokee   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Sheffield

Littleville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Sheffield

Killen   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sheffield

Located in Lauderdale County

Leighton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Sheffield

Saint Florian   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sheffield

Located in Lauderdale County

Iron City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Sheffield

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Cypress Creek   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Sheffield

Located in Lauderdale County

Florence   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Sheffield

Located in Lauderdale County

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

Communities Also Named Sheffield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Sheffield - they are located in Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont and Virginia.

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

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 Sheffield. 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 Sheffield. 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 Sheffield. Our list includes 11 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sheffield ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Sheffield.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheffield - 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 Sheffield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sheffield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheffield) 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 Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sheffield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7557, Longitude: -87.7008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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