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The town of Wadley is located in Randolph County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wadley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wadley has a population of 708 people<3> (see below for details).

Wadley is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Area codes for Wadley: (256) & (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Wadley: 36276<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wadley had an population of 708 people. This is a decrease of 5.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wadley had a population of 751 people. This makes Wadley the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Wadley represents 0.02% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 287th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 751 people, the population of Wadley increased 17.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 640 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wadley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Wadley - they are located in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Wadley ...

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

  • Roanoke
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,940 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke <7>
  • LaFayette
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Lineville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Ashland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
  • Wedowee
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • New Site
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
    • New Site is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 755 people
  • Daviston
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodland
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Five Points
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
  • Goldville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldville
    • Goldville is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 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 Wadley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wadley.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wadley ...

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

Adding Wadley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wadley 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 Wadley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Wadley post office opened in 1907.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wadley.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Randolph, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wadley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wadley - 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 town (such as Wadley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wadley 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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