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Blake, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Blake ...

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, Blake had a post office and no railroad service.

Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blake
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Blake
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Blake
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Blake
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Blake
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blake
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Blake
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Blake
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blake
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blake
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Blake
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Blake
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blake
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Blake
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blake
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and 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 Blake, 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 from Blake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5056, Longitude: -85.7550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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