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Welcome to Valley Head ...

The town of Valley Head is located in DeKalb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Valley Head has a population of 549 people<2> (see below for details).

Valley Head is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Valley Head (for example, toward Euthtilloga (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Valley Head: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP code for Valley Head: 35989<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Valley Head had an population of 549 people. This is a decrease of 1.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Valley Head had a population of 558 people. This makes Valley Head the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Valley Head represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 320th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 558 people, the population of Valley Head decreased 8.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 611 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Valley Head.

Communities Also Named Valley Head ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Valley Head - they are located in Georgia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Valley Head ...

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

  • Martindale [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martindale
    • Martindale [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Valley Head
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35,795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martindale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martindale
  • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euthtilloga
    • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Valley Head
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 29,011 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euthtilloga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Payne
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Valley Head
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<8>
  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Valley Head
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Henagar [DeKalb County]
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      • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<8>
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
      • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
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      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<8>
    • Powell [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [DeKalb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Ider [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ider
      • Ider [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ider have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ider
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ider<8>
    • Pisgah [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Valley Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valley Head ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 DeKalb, 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 Valley Head.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Valley Head - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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 town (such as Valley Head). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Valley Head or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valley Head) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Valley Head. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Valley Head

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5659, Longitude: -85.6143    
<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.
<8>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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