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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Sheffield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sheffield has a population of 8,893 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Telephone 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 8,893 people. This is a decrease of 1.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.86% 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.

Communities Also Named Sheffield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Town Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek <7>
  • Cherokee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Littleville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 992 people
  • Killen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen <7>
  • Saint Florian
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
    • Saint Florian is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
  • Leighton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
    • Leighton is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 754 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton <7>
  • Iron City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
    • Iron City is located in Lawrence County (TN)
  • Cypress Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek is located in Lauderdale County
  • Wilson Dam
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
    • Wilson Dam is located in Colbert County

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.

Adding Sheffield to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sheffield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Sheffield post office opened in 1884.

We also found Sheffield in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sheffield.

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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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