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Welcome to Sipsey ...

The town of Sipsey is located in Walker County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Sipsey, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sipsey has a population of 399 people<2> (see below for details).

Sipsey is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sipsey: (205) and (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Sipsey: 35584<5>

Going back to its beginning, The community of Sipsey was originally named Warrior Town. For more information about the names of Sipsey, see The Names of Sipsey on our Genealogy Page.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sipsey had an population of 399 people. This is a decrease of 8.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sipsey had a population of 437 people. This makes Sipsey the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 437 people, the population of Sipsey decreased 20.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 552 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sipsey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Sipsey: This one is located in Walker County and the other is located in Fayette County.

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

Communities near Sipsey ...

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

  • Gardendale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Jasper
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Adamsville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Kimberly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
    • Kimberly is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly <6>
  • Warrior
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior
    • Warrior is located in Blount County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrior <6>
  • Sumiton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumiton
    • Sumiton is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,330 people
    • Former names for Sumiton:
    • Commercial
    • Democrat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumiton <6>
  • Morris
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris
    • Morris is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
  • Graysville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
    • Graysville is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,066 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville <6>
  • Dora
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dora
    • Dora is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,979 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora <6>
  • Cordova
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sipsey ...

Looking for more information about Sipsey? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sipsey, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sipsey.

Adding Sipsey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sipsey 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 Sipsey was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Sipsey post office opened in 1901.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sipsey.

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sipsey.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sipsey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 Sipsey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sipsey or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<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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