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Welcome to Sylvania ...

The town of Sylvania is located in DeKalb County<1>.

The location of Sylvania has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvania has a population of 1,894 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sylvania.

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 1,894 people. This is an increase of 3.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 59.7% 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 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.

Communities near Sylvania ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvania.

  • Scottsboro [Jackson County]
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    • Scottsboro [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Sylvania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsboro<8>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Payne
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Sylvania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<8>
  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
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    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Sylvania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<8>
  • Henagar [DeKalb County]
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    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Sylvania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
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      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<8>
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
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      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<8>
    • Powell [DeKalb County]
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      • Powell [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
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    • Geraldine [DeKalb County]
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      • Geraldine [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<8>
    • Section [Jackson County]
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      • Section [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Section<8>
    • Ider [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ider
      • Ider [DeKalb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Sylvania
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ider have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ider
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ider<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including DeKalb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvania.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvania - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Sylvania have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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