A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Southside, Alabama
(Etowah County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Southside

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Southside
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Welcome to Southside ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Southside has a population of 8,600 people<1> (see below for details).

Southside is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<2>.

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 Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Southside had a population of 8,412 people (or 8.06% of the total population of Etowah County). This makes Southside the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Southside represents 0.18% of the 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 (which had a count of 7,036 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Southside had an population of 8,600 people. This is an increase of 2.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.23% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Southside ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,275   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,135   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,277   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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 Etowah 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Southside. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Southside.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Southside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Southside.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Southside. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Southside.

- Return to Citation

<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

- Return to Citation

<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Southside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Southside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9010, Longitude: -86.0241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southside.