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1890 Communities Near Athens ...

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 Athens had a population of 940 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Athens had a population of 24,966 people.

Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West (W) from Athens
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caro   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Athens
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Athens
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Athens
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Athens
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estaville   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Athens
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Athens
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Athens
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Athens
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Jeff   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Athens
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Athens
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Athens
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pettusville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Athens
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Athens
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Spring   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Athens
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Athens
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Veto   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Athens
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooley Springs   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Athens
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athens: www.ci.athens.al.us/

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Athens, 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' distance starting from Athens. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Athens) 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 Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7845, Longitude: -86.9514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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