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Arkadelphia, Alabama
Arkadelphia, Alabama is located in Alabama
Arkadelphia, Alabama
Arkadelphia, Alabama
Location in Alabama
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cullman
367 ft (112 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35077, 35033
Area code(s) 256
GNIS feature ID 113207

Arkadelphia is an unincorporated community located in far southern Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is situated just a few miles southwest of the town of Colony.


Arkadelphia was settled in the 19th century, with a post office opening in 1854. The town's etymology is disputed. Some believe Arkadelphia was the name of the wife of the first postmaster John A. Donaldson. Some believe it is a combination of "Ark-", the name of an early settlement in nearby Winston County, and "-adelphia", a pseudo-Greek combination meaning "brother-place," likely taken from Philadelphia. There is no known connection to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, an incorporated city founded in 1809 and renamed Arkadelphia in 1839.

Arkadelphia is located on Alabama Highway 91.


Arkadelphia Village

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 195
U.S. Decennial Census

Arkadelphia first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated village within Blount County. The population of the village made it the second largest community in the county behind the then-county seat of Blountsville. The village did not report again on the census, although the precinct bearing its name appeared in 1890 and continued to report until 1950. See precinct below.

Historic Demographics

Population State
Blount County
1880 195 (-) 105th (-) 2nd (-)

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