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The location of Alexander

Welcome to Alexander ...

The city of Alexander is located in Franklin County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alexander has a population of 164 people<2> (see below for details).

Alexander is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alexander is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Alexander: 50420<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexander had a population of 175 people. This makes Alexander the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 175 people, the population of Alexander increased 6.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 165 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alexander had an population of 164 people. This is a decrease of 6.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alexander ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alexander and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Belmond   [Map]   2,317   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clarion   [Map]   2,769   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dows   [Map]   512   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hampton   [Map]   4,237   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   607   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Klemme   [Map]   472   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

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 Alexander. 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 Alexander. 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 Alexander.

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

Websites for Alexander ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

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

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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 Alexander.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - 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 city (such as Alexander). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexander 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8044, Longitude: -93.4786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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