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West Blocton, Alabama

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The location of West Blocton

Welcome to West Blocton ...

The town of West Blocton is located in Bibb County.

The location of West Blocton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Blocton: W. Blocton

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Blocton has a population of 1,239 people<2> (see below for details).

West Blocton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for West Blocton: (205)

The ZIP code for West Blocton: 35184<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Blocton had a population of 1,240 people (or 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 (with a count of 1,372 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Blocton had an population of 1,239 people (or a decrease of 9.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Blocton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Alabaster   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of West Blocton

Located in Shelby County

Bessemer   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Blocton

Located in Jefferson County

Helena   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Blocton

Located in Shelby County

Montevallo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of West Blocton

Located in Shelby County

Brent   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of West Blocton

Centreville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of West Blocton

Lake View   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of West Blocton

Located in Tuscaloosa County

Brookwood   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Blocton

Located in Tuscaloosa County

Coaling   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of West Blocton

Located in Tuscaloosa County

Vance   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Blocton

Located in Tuscaloosa County

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

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 West Blocton. 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 West Blocton. 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 West Blocton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Blocton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Blocton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Blocton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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