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Location of Cuba in Sumter County, Alabama.
Location of Cuba in Sumter County, Alabama.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Sumter
 • Total 4.07 sq mi (10.54 km2)
 • Land 4.06 sq mi (10.52 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
223 ft (68 m)
 • Total 306
 • Density 75.33/sq mi (29.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205, 659
FIPS code 01-18952
GNIS feature ID 0116945

Cuba is a town in Sumter County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 346, down from 363 in 2000.


The Cuba post office existed prior to 1850, with nothing in the present-day area of the town of Cuba but wilderness. The first people to live in this site were a slaveowner named Mr. R.A. Clay, who moved from Autauga County with his family and approximately 100 slaves in 1852, and purchased all the land which later made up the town of Cuba. By 1861, the town was a thriving farming industry and had a sizable truck-crop enterprise. Also during this time, the Southern Railroad was being built. Clay donated land for the railroad right-of-way, built mainly by the people he enslaved. As the town was settled, the post office became known as Cuba Station. The Town of Cuba was incorporated in 1890 with Dr. A.L. Vaughan as its first mayor.

In 1870, Mr. Clay sold to Mr. Warner Lewis half of the town and divided it into lots, with two set aside for the building of the Baptist and Methodist churches. Cuba Baptist Church was organized in 1879; the original building still stands on the spot where it was first built. The Methodist Church was organized about 1884. This church membership dissolved many years ago. The Holiness Church was organized about 1886, the Presbyterian Church about 1906, and the Independent Holiness Church about 1925.

Mrs. Curtis Vaughan was the first person to be buried in Cuba, in 1888. Mr. R.A. Clay, the morning after her death, donated the land for the Cuba Cemetery, which later became Clay Memorial Cemetery in his honor.


Cuba is located at 32°26′2″N 88°22′18″W / 32.43389°N 88.37167°W / 32.43389; -88.37167 (32.433782, -88.371776).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.1 square miles (11 km2) is land and 0.25% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 232
1890 265 14.2%
1900 384 44.9%
1910 650 69.3%
1920 719 10.6%
1930 542 −24.6%
1940 557 2.8%
1950 525 −5.7%
1960 390 −25.7%
1970 386 −1.0%
1980 486 25.9%
1990 390 −19.8%
2000 363 −6.9%
2010 346 −4.7%
2020 306 −11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2020 census

Cuba Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 265 86.6%
Black or African American 34 11.11%
Asian 1 0.33%
Other/Mixed 4 1.31%
Hispanic or Latino 2 0.65%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 306 people, 206 households, and 129 families residing in the town.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 346 people living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 85.0% White, 13.0% Black, 0.6% Native American and 1.2% from two or more races. 0.3% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.



The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cuba has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Sumter County School District operates area public schools, including Kinterbish Junior High School is in an unincorporated area near Cuba; and Sumter Central High School.

Cuba previously housed Cuba State Secondary Agricultural High School and Cuba Institute.

Notable people

  • J. P. Shelton, former member of the Alabama House of Representatives. Shelton State Community College was named in his honor.
  • Clay Shaw (politician), US House of Representatives.

See also

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