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Welcome to Tuscumbia ...

The city of Tuscumbia is located in Colbert County<1> and is the County Seat for Colbert County.



Tuscumbia was established in 1820.

When the people of Tuscumbia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tuscumbian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tuscumbia has a population of 8,461 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Tuscumbia is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Tuscumbia: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Tuscumbia: 35674<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tuscumbia had an population of 8,461 people. This is an increase of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tuscumbia had a population of 8,423 people (which is 15.48% of the total population of Colbert County). This makes Tuscumbia the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Tuscumbia represents 0.18% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,423 people, the population of Tuscumbia increased 7.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,856 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tuscumbia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Tuscumbia - it's located in Missouri.

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

Communities near Tuscumbia ...

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

  • Russellville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Town Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek <7>
  • Cherokee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Littleville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 992 people
  • Killen
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen <7>
  • Saint Florian
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
    • Saint Florian is located in Lauderdale County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
  • Leighton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
    • Leighton is located in Colbert County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 754 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton <7>
  • Canaan ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canaan have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
    • Canaan is located in Lauderdale County
  • Florence
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Cypress Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek is located in Lauderdale County

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tuscumbia. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tuscumbia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tuscumbia ...

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

Adding Tuscumbia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Tuscumbia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tuscumbia.

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Colbert, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tuscumbia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tuscumbia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tuscumbia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tuscumbia - 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 city (such as Tuscumbia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tuscumbia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.









 

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