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Welcome to Thorsby ...

The town of Thorsby is located in Chilton County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thorsby has a population of 2,064 people<2> (see below for details).

Thorsby was established in 1865.

The community of Thorsby is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Thorsby is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Thorsby: 35171<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thorsby had an population of 2,064 people. This is an increase of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.41% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Thorsby ...

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

  • Calera [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calera
    • Calera [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Thorsby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,248 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<6>
  • Clanton [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
    • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Thorsby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,764 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<6>
  • Montevallo [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montevallo
    • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Thorsby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<6>
  • Columbiana [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbiana
    • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Thorsby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,682 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
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      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Thorsby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<6>
    • Wilton [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Thorsby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 684 people
      • Former names for Wilton:
      • Birmingham Junction
      • Bismarck
      • Catoosa
      • Woods
      • Woodsborough
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    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billingsley
      • Billingsley [Autauga County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Thorsby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billingsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billingsley<6>
    • Tucker [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Bibb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Thorsby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Oakley [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Thorsby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
    • Randolph [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Thorsby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph

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 Thorsby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Thorsby.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thorsby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thorsby. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Thorsby to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thorsby in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thorsby was on a map titled Map of Alabama (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Thorsby on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Alabama (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thorsby on our Genealogy Page.

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About Alabama

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

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 Chilton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thorsby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thorsby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThorsbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorsby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9165, Longitude: -86.7154    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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