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Welcome to Waverly ...

The town of Waverly is primarily located in Chambers County<1>. A portion of Waverly extends into Lee County.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Waverly, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waverly has a population of 144 people<3> (see below for details).

Waverly is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Waverly is located in the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Waverly: 36879<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waverly had an population of 144 people. This is a decrease of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waverly had a population of 145 people. This makes Waverly the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 145 people, the population of Waverly decreased 21.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 184 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waverly ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Waverly: This one is located in Chambers County and the other is located in Lee County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 48 communities that are also named Waverly - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey (2), New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Waverly ...

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

  • Auburn
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,343 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn <6>
  • Opelika
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opelika have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opelika
    • Opelika is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,135 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opelika <6>
  • Dadeville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
    • Dadeville is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,007 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville <6>
  • LaFayette
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Camp Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
    • Camp Hill is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill <6>
  • Jacksons' Gap
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Notasulga
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notasulga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notasulga
    • Notasulga is located in Macon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notasulga <6>
  • Loachapoka
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Cusseta
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cusseta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusseta
    • Cusseta is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusseta <6>
  • The Bottle
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Bottle
    • The Bottle is located in Lee 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 Waverly. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waverly.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waverly ...

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

Adding Waverly to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waverly 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 Waverly was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Waverly post office opened in 1850.

We also found Waverly in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Waverly.

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 Chambers, 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 Waverly.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waverly - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Waverly). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waverly or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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