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Wilsons, Alabama

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Welcome to Wilsons ...

So far, we have found very little information about Wilsons. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wilsons to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wilsons, please Contact Us.

Wilsons would have been located within present day Etowah County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Wilsons is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Wilsons was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

Communities near Wilsons ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wilsons and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   E   18 miles [29 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Communities Also Named Wilsons ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Wilsons - they are located in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

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

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 Wilsons. 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 Wilsons. 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 Wilsons.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Wilsons no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wilsons, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilsons - 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Wilsons. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilsons) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilsons. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0765, Longitude: -85.9722     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilsons have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilsons.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilsons.