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Thorsby, Alabama

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Welcome to Thorsby ...

The town of Thorsby is located in Chilton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Thorsby has a population of 2,054 people<1> (see below for details).

Thorsby was established in 1865.

The community of Thorsby is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Thorsby lies within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Thorsby: 35171<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thorsby had a population of 1,980 people. This makes Thorsby the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Thorsby represents 0.04% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,980 people, the population of Thorsby increased 8.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,820 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Thorsby had an population of 2,054 people. This is an increase of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.86% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Thorsby ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Thorsby and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Billingsley   [Map]   138   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,979   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,756   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Thorsby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Thorsby - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Thorsby.

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 Thorsby. 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 Thorsby. 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 Thorsby.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thorsby ...

Looking for more information about Thorsby? 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 Thorsby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thorsby.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be 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) Thorsby. 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.

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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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Chilton County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thorsby.

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

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<3>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 Thorsby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thorsby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Thorsby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thorsby) 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 Thorsby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thorsby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorsby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9172, Longitude: -86.7183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thorsby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thorsby.


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