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Welcome to Sheffield ...

The city of Sheffield is located in Colbert County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sheffield has a population of 8,901 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sheffield.

Sheffield is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Sheffield: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Sheffield: 35660<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sheffield had an population of 8,901 people. This is a decrease of 1.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheffield had a population of 9,039 people (or 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 (which had a count of 9,652 people).

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

Adding Sheffield to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sheffield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sheffield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sheffield on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Sheffield ...

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

  • Russellville [Franklin County]
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    • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Sheffield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<8>
  • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
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    • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Sheffield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<8>
  • Cherokee [Colbert County]
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    • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Sheffield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<8>
  • Littleville [Colbert County]
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    • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Sheffield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Killen [Lauderdale County]
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      • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<8>
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
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      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<8>
    • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
      • Saint Florian [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Florian
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
      • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northeast of Sheffield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sheffield. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers 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

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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: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Colbert, 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 Sheffield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheffield - 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 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).
<7>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- Sheffield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheffield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield 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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