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Welcome to Shorter ...

The town of Shorter is located in Macon County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shorter has a population of 395 people<3> (see below for details).

Shorter is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The area code for Shorter: (334)

The ZIP code for Shorter: 36075<5>

Websites for Shorter ...

Official Website: www.shorteralabama.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shorter had an population of 395 people. This is a decrease of 16.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shorter had a population of 474 people. This makes Shorter the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 474 people, the population of Shorter increased 33.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 355 people).

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

Communities near Shorter ...

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

  • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Shorter
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<7>
  • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Shorter
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<7>
  • Tuskegee [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuskegee
    • Tuskegee [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Shorter
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuskegee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuskegee<7>
  • Tallassee [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallassee
    • Tallassee [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Shorter
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,502 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallassee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallassee<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eclectic [Elmore County]
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      • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Shorter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<7>
    • Notasulga [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
      • Notasulga [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Shorter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notasulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga<7>
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Shorter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
    • Waugh [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
      • Waugh [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Shorter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waugh
    • Cecil [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
      • Cecil [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Shorter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
    • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Tallassee
      • East Tallassee [Tallapoosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Shorter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Tallassee

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shorter ...

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

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About Macon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shorter: www.shorteralabama.com/

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 Macon, 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 Shorter.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shorter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Shorter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shorter 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shorter) 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 Shorter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shorter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shorter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4005, Longitude: -85.9386       In this case, the coordinates for Shorter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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