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Welcome to Sylvan ...
The location of Sylvan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Sylvan, you might consider that their post office opened in 1874.
Sylvan is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Sylvan lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Sylvan: (205)
Communities Also Named Sylvan ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Sylvan - they are located in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sylvan.
Communities near Sylvan ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvan.
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 Sylvan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylvan.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylvan. 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 Sylvan.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylvan. See our Newspapers Page for Sylvan.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvan ...
Looking for more information about Sylvan? 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 Sylvan, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvan.
Adding Sylvan to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sylvan 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 Sylvan was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>
We also found Sylvan in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Sylvan.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylvan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023