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Sylvania, Alabama

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The location of Sylvania

Welcome to Sylvania ...

The town of Sylvania is located in DeKalb County.

The location of Sylvania has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Sylvania has a population of 1,882 people<2> (see below for details).

Sylvania is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Sylvania: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Sylvania: 35988<5>

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 1,186 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sylvania had an population of 1,882 people. This is an increase of 2.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 58.68% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sylvania ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sylvania and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,071   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,018   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   900   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,353   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   969   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ider   [Map]   717   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Sylvania ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sylvania. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Sylvania.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

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:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvania.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvania - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Sylvania). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sylvania or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvania) 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 Sylvania. 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 Sylvania

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvania. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5619, Longitude: -85.8040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvania have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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