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West Jefferson, Alabama

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Welcome to West Jefferson ...

The town of West Jefferson is located in Jefferson County.

A typical abbreviation for West Jefferson: W. Jefferson

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, West Jefferson has a population of 428 people<1> (see below for details).

West Jefferson is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

West Jefferson is within the (205) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Jefferson had a population of 338 people. This makes West Jefferson the county's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 338 people, the population of West Jefferson decreased 1.74% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 344 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, West Jefferson had an population of 428 people. This is an increase of 26.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.42% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near West Jefferson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Jefferson and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,683   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,190   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,906   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Communities Also Named West Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Jefferson - they are located in New York, North Carolina and Ohio (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Jefferson. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 Jefferson. 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 Jefferson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Jefferson ...

Looking for more information about West Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about West Jefferson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Jefferson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) West Jefferson. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in West Jefferson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6485, Longitude: -87.0692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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