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Overview

Introduction to Piedmont, Alabama

Piedmont, Alabama, in Calhoun county, is 60 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 71 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Anniston metropolitan area.

Piedmont History

The area now known as Piedmont had several name changes in the 1800s. Located at the juncture of two post roads, the area was initially named Hollow Stump, after the hollow stump of a tree the mailman used to collect and deposit mail. Later, the Postmaster General established a post office in the region and named it Griffen's Creek. In 1848, Major Jacob Forney Dailey named the area Cross Plains. The post office was renamed Piedmont on July 30, 1888. The word Piedmont meant "foot of the mountains." The citizens adopted this name for their city since the area was located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.

Piedmont and nearby Attractions

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Berman Museum of World History
  • Piedmont Public Library
  • Piedmont Congregational Holiness
  • Jaycee Park

Things To Do In Piedmont

The city of Piedmont is near several museums including the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum of World History, and the West Georgia Museum. While in the city, one can also visit the local Piedmont Public Library. There are several Methodist, Baptist, and Catholic churches worth visiting. In addition, The Piedmont shopping center and Jaycee Park are also popular tourist haunts.

Piedmont Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Anniston Metropolitan Airport.

Piedmont Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Piedmont are Jacksonville State University, Gadsden State Community College, State University of West Georgia, and Southern Union State Community College.

People

Total Population 4,767
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,617
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,481
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $462
Median House Value $79,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Piedmont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Calhoun
Metro Area Anniston
Standard Zip Codes 36272
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.924
Longitude -85.611

Piedmont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CENTRE 4 SW
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station HEFLIN
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Station CEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Piedmont, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Borden Springs (36272)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centre 3,570 $39,806
Edwardsville 137 $55,000
Heflin 3,504 $34,256
Hokes Bluff 4,314 $51,077
Jacksonville 12,372 $51,902
Weaver 3,072 $51,694

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Piedmont Public Libraries

Library
Piedmont Public Library
106 NORTH MAIN STREET
Piedmont, Alabama
(256) 447-3369

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Piedmont High Schools

PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL
750 AL HIGHWAY 200
256-447-2829
Serves 310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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