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Welcome to Waco ...

Waco is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

When the people of Waco refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wacoite<3>

Waco is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Waco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Waco - they are located in Arkansas (2), Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Waco ...

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

  • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Waco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<6>
  • Russellville [Franklin County]
  • Sheffield [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
    • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Waco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<6>
  • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Waco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Haleyville [Winston County]
    • Hackleburg [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackleburg
      • Hackleburg [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Waco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackleburg
    • Phil Campbell [Franklin County]
    • Bear Creek [Marion County]
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Waco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<6>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Waco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waco ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waco. 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 Franklin, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Waco refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Waco may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Waco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4820, Longitude: -87.6539       In this case, the coordinates for Waco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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