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Sylvan Springs, Alabama

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Welcome to Sylvan Springs ...

The town of Sylvan Springs is located in Jefferson County.

A typical abbreviation for Sylvan Springs: Sylvan Spgs. (or less commonly used: Sylvan Spngs. or Sylvan Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Sylvan Springs has a population of 1,509 people<1> (see below for details).

Sylvan Springs is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Sylvan Springs is located in the (205) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvan Springs had a population of 1,542 people. This makes Sylvan Springs the county's 27th most populous community.

The population of Sylvan Springs represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,542 people, the population of Sylvan Springs increased 5.26% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,465 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Sylvan Springs had an population of 1,509 people. This is a decrease of 2.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylvan Springs.

Communities near Sylvan Springs ...

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

Community   2016
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   212,157   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sylvan Springs.

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 Sylvan Springs. 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 Sylvan Springs. 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 Sylvan Springs.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sylvan Springs:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvan Springs ...

Looking for more information about Sylvan Springs? 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 Sylvan Springs, 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 Sylvan Springs.

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) Sylvan Springs. 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.

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Sylvan Springs.

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

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sylvan Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvan Springs) 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 Sylvan Springs. 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 Sylvan Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5286, Longitude: -87.0312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sylvan Springs.