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Turkey Town, Alabama

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Welcome to Turkey Town ...

So far, we have found very little information about Turkey Town. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Turkey Town to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Turkey Town, please Contact Us.

Turkey Town would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Turkey Town is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Turkey Town was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Turkey Town (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The location where Turkey Town once stood is in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Turkey Town ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,798   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,969   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coloma - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   142   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,152   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,269   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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 Turkey Town. 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 Turkey Town. 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 Turkey Town.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turkey Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Turkey Town - 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>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- Turkey Town) 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 Turkey Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Turkey Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1362, Longitude: -85.6916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Turkey Town.

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