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Welcome to Wilton ...

The town of Wilton is located in Shelby County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilton has a population of 681 people<2> (see below for details).

Wilton was settled in 1819.

The town of Wilton was previously named Catoosa. Before Catoosa, it was named Bismarck. Going back to its beginning, The community of Wilton was originally named Woodsborough. For more information about the names of Wilton, see The Names of Wilton on our Genealogy Page.

Wilton is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Wilton is located in the (205) area code.

The ZIP code for Wilton: 35187<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilton had an population of 681 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilton had a population of 687 people. This makes Wilton the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Wilton represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 302nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 687 people, the population of Wilton increased 18.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 580 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wilton.

Communities Also Named Wilton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Wilton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota (2), Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Wilton ...

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

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
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    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Wilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<7>
  • Pelham [Shelby County]
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    • Pelham [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Wilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<7>
  • Helena [Shelby County]
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    • Helena [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Wilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<7>
  • Calera [Shelby County]
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    • Calera [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Wilton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,717 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calera have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calera
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calera<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brent [Bibb County]
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      • Brent [Bibb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brent have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brent<7>
    • Columbiana [Shelby County]
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      • Columbiana [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbiana have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbiana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbiana<7>
    • Jemison [Chilton County]
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      • Jemison [Chilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemison<7>
    • Centreville [Bibb County]
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      • Centreville [Bibb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,609 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Thorsby [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorsby
      • Thorsby [Chilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorsby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorsby<7>
    • Woodstock [Bibb County]
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      • Woodstock [Bibb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Wilton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 Wilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Wilton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wilton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilton) 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 Wilton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0790, Longitude: -86.8831    
<6>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.
<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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