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Welcome to Sylvania ...
The location of Sylvania has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Sylvania, you might consider that their post office opened in 1893.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvania has a population of 1,853 people<3> (see below for details).
Sylvania is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sylvania lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Sylvania (for example, toward Euthtilloga (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Sylvania: (256) & (938)<5>
The ZIP code for Sylvania: 35988<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvania had an population of 1,853 people. This is an increase of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 56.24% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvania had a population of 1,837 people. This makes Sylvania the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Sylvania represents 0.04% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 194th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,837 people, the population of Sylvania increased 54.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,186 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylvania.
Communities Also Named Sylvania ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Sylvania - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sylvania.
Communities near Sylvania ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvania.
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 Sylvania. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylvania.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylvania. 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 Sylvania.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylvania. See our Newspapers Page for Sylvania.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvania ...
Looking for more information about Sylvania? 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 Sylvania, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvania.
Adding Sylvania to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sylvania 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 Sylvania was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Sylvania on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Sylvania.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylvania. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023