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Welcome to West Blocton ...

The town of West Blocton is located in Bibb County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Blocton: W. Blocton

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Blocton has a population of 1,252 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Blocton.

West Blocton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West Blocton lies within the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for West Blocton: 35184<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Blocton had an population of 1,252 people. This is an increase of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Blocton had a population of 1,240 people (which is 5.41% of the total population of Bibb County). This makes West Blocton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of West Blocton represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 234th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,240 people, the population of West Blocton decreased 9.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,372 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Blocton.

Communities near West Blocton ...

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

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
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    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of West Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<7>
  • Helena [Shelby County]
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    • Helena [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of West Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<7>
  • Montevallo [Shelby County]
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    • Montevallo [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of West Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,738 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montevallo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montevallo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montevallo<7>
  • Brent [Bibb County]
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    • Brent [Bibb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of West Blocton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,747 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brent<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County]
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      • Lake View [Tuscaloosa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Centreville [Bibb County]
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      • Centreville [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,609 people
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    • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County]
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      • Brookwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookwood<7>
    • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County]
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      • Coaling [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaling
    • Vance [Tuscaloosa County]
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      • Vance [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vance<7>
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
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      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of West Blocton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Blocton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bibb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.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 Bibb, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Blocton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Blocton - 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 West Blocton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Blocton 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 from Point A (ie- West Blocton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Blocton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Blocton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Blocton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1180, Longitude: -87.1250       In this case, the coordinates for West Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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