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Welcome to Southside ...

The city of Southside is primarily located in Calhoun County<1>. A portion of Southside extends into Etowah County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Southside has a population of 8,931 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Southside is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Southside had an population of 8,931 people. This is an increase of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southside had a population of 8,412 people (or 7.09% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Southside the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Southside represents 0.18% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,412 people, the population of Southside increased 19.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,036 people).

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

Communities Also Named Southside ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Southside: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Limestone County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 25 communities that are also named Southside - they are located in Arkansas (2), Florida (4), Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Southside ...

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

  • Gadsden
  • Jacksonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<6>
  • Attalla
  • Glencoe
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
    • Glencoe lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<6>
  • Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hokes Bluff
    • Hokes Bluff lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,240 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hokes Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<6>
  • Weaver
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
    • Weaver lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,030 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
  • Ashville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
    • Ashville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,396 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<6>
  • Sardis City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis City
    • Sardis City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Southside.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis City
  • Ragland
  • Ohatchee

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southside ...

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

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 Calhoun, 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 Southside.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Southside) 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 Southside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SouthsideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9010, Longitude: -86.0241       In this case, the coordinates for Southside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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