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Welcome to Huntsville ...

The city of Huntsville is located in Randolph County<1> and is the County Seat for Randolph County.


The location of Huntsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Huntsville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Huntsville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntsvillian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Huntsville has a population of 1,492 people<4> (see below for details).

Huntsville is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Huntsville: (660)

The ZIP code for Huntsville: 65259<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Huntsville had an population of 1,492 people. This is a decrease of 4.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntsville had a population of 1,564 people (or 6.15% of the total population of Randolph County). This makes Huntsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Huntsville represents 0.03% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 274th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,564 people, the population of Huntsville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,553 people).

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

Communities Also Named Huntsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Huntsville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Huntsville ...

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

  • Moberly
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Salisbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury is located in Chariton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,510 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury <7>
  • Sturgeon
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
    • Sturgeon is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgeon <7>
  • Madison
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison <7>
  • Higbee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higbee
    • Higbee is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higbee <7>
  • Clark
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
  • Armstrong
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstrong
    • Armstrong is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
  • Cairo
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
  • Renick
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renick
    • Renick is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174 people
  • Jacksonville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people

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 Huntsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Huntsville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntsville. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Huntsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntsville ...

Looking for more information about Huntsville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Huntsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Huntsville.

Adding Huntsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Huntsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Huntsville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Huntsville on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Huntsville.

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntsville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntsville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntsville.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Huntsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Huntsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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