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1890 Communities Near Alta ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Alta had railroad service and no post office.

Bankston   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West (W) from Alta
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
 
Berry   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Alta
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
 
Carbon Hill   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Coal Valley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alta
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Corona   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
 
Covin   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Alta
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgil   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alta
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eldridge   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alta
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
 
Gamble   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alta
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
 
Glen Allen   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Alta
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
 
Jasper   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
 
Kansas   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Alta
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Bridge   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Lexington   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newtonville   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parrish   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alta
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
 
Patton   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
 
Prospect   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alta
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alta
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alta
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Stough   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Alta
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alta
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wiley   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alta
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Alta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6709, Longitude: -87.5317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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