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Walker, Alabama

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Welcome to Walker ...

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

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

Walker would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Walker is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

If Walker still existed, it would have been in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Walker ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

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

Community   2017<6>
Cherokee   [Map]   1,005   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   200   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Walker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Walker - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

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 Walker. 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 Walker. 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 Walker.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County:

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 Walker, 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 Walker - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8390, Longitude: -88.0667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker.

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