Goldville, Alabama

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Goldville, Alabama
Goldville Alabama.JPG
Location in Tallapoosa County and the state of Alabama
Location in Tallapoosa County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°5′1″N 85°47′3″W / 33.08361°N 85.78417°W / 33.08361; -85.78417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tallapoosa
 • Total 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 37
 • Density 37/sq mi (14.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 01-30448
GNIS feature ID 0156414

Goldville is a town in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States. The population was 37 at the 2000 census.


The name of the area derives from the discovery of large gold deposits in the area. The area was so popular with prospecters that at one time the temporary post office of Goldville handled more mail in a day than New York City.[citation needed]

The historical monument in the town reads: "GOLDVILLE / Goldville, Alabama / incorporated on January 25, 1843 / was at one time / one of the / largest cities in Alabama / with a population of / near 5,000 / With the coming of / the California gold rush / in 1849 / the city became / a dormant municipality / later to be / reinstated on July 9, 1973"[1]


Goldville is located at 33°5′1″N 85°47′4″W / 33.08361°N 85.78444°W / 33.08361; -85.78444 (33.083617, -85.784391).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 1.00% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 37 people, 15 households, and 12 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.5 people per square mile (14.4/km²). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 17.2 per square mile (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 15 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,209. There were no families and 13.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

Notable native[edit]


  1. ^ Guthrie, Gregory M., ed. Emplacement of gold deposits in the Eastern Blue Ridge and Brevard Zone, Alabama Piedmont. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, The Alabama Geological Society, [2009]. Cover photograph. Caption in table of contents reads: "Monument in Goldville, AL highlighting the town founding relative to the 18th century gold rush in the area."
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°05′01″N 85°47′04″W / 33.083617°N 85.784391°W / 33.083617; -85.784391