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West, Alabama

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The location of West

Welcome to West ...

West is located in Randolph County.

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

West is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for West: (256) & (938)<3>

Communities near West ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Daviston   [Map]   209   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Lineville   [Map]   2,263   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ranburne   [Map]   404   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,934   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wadley   [Map]   715   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wedowee   [Map]   799   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named West ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named West - they are located in Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

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

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 West. 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. 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.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West ...

Looking for more information about West? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<4>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) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2571, Longitude: -85.4166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West.

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