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Welcome to Townley ...

Townley is located in Walker County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Townley, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Townley is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Townley: (205) and (659)<4>

The ZIP code for Townley: 35587<5>

Communities Also Named Townley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Townley - they are located in Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas.

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

Communities near Townley ...

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

  • Jasper
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Carbon Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Cordova
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Berry
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
    • Berry is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry <6>
  • Parrish
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
  • Oakman
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman <6>
  • Lynn
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
  • Glen Allen
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
  • Sipsey
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipsey
    • Sipsey is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
  • Kansas
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas
    • Kansas is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Townley. 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 Townley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Townley. See our Newspapers Page for Townley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townley ...

Looking for more information about Townley? 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 Townley, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Townley.

Adding Townley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Townley 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 Townley was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Townley mentioned on a train schedule titled Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Townley.

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 Walker, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Townley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<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 community (such as Townley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Townley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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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