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About Leighton, Alabama

Leighton is a town in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Florence - Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals". At the 2000 census the population was 849. Leighton has been hit by several tornadoes in the 2000s including a damaging EF2 on May 8, 2008 that was caught on tape flipping over many cars and damaging buildings, the town is also the birthplace of American soul musician Percy Sledge.

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Leighton Facts

  • Population Total: 849
  • Square Miles: 1
  • Area Code: 256
  • Elevation: 568
  • Postal Codes: 35646
  • Timezone: Central (North America)