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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,728
Male Share of the Population43.6%
Female Share of the Population56.4%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+1,668
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,582
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,670
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,120
% Above Poverty Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$495
Median House Value$77,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.4%
German14.2%
Irish12.1%
English7.5%
Welsh3.2%
Scottish3%
Dutch2.3%
Italian2.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
African1.4%
Swiss0.6%
Arab0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Jamaican0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.2%
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Piedmont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes36272
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.92
Approximate Longitude-85.61

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)

StationCENTRE 4 SW
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 76 F
Annual Precip59 inches
StationHEFLIN
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationCEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centre3,573$45,625
Edwardsville180$60,625
Heflin3,489$34,167
Hokes Bluff4,299$59,052
Jacksonville12,827$53,456
Weaver3,083$51,149

Piedmont Public Libraries

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

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Piedmont Public Schools

Piedmont Elem Sch
504 Hood St West
ZIP: 36272
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Piedmont High Sch
750 Tom Bible Mem Hwy
ZIP: 36272
High
Total Enrollment 350
Piedmont Middle Sch
401 N Main St
ZIP: 36272
Middle
Total Enrollment 268

Piedmont Private Schools

The Learning Tree
6344 Roy Webb Rd
ZIP: 36272
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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