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1890 Communities Near Altoona ...

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>

While we didn't find Altoona in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Altoona.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Altoona
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartlett   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Altoona
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bright Star   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Altoona
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Altoona
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altoona
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Springs   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Altoona
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altoona
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horton   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Altoona
 - Horton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Altoona
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altoona
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Altoona
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altoona
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Altoona
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Altoona
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Altoona
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Altoona
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Altoona
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altoona
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Altoona
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Altoona
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Altoona
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Tappan   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altoona
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Altoona
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Altoona
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Altoona, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Altoona. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altoona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altoona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altoona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altoona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0331, Longitude: -86.3136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altoona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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