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Cave Springs, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Cave Springs ...

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 Cave Springs in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Cave Springs.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cave Springs
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cave Springs
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cave Springs
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cave Springs
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cave Springs
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cave Springs
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cave Springs
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Cave Springs
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cave Springs
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Cave Springs
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cave Springs
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Cave Springs
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cave Springs
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cave Springs
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Cave Springs
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Apple   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cave Springs
 - Red Apple 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cave Springs
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cave Springs
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Cave Springs
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cave Springs
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cave Springs
 - Yancy 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 Cave Springs, 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 that starts in Cave Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cave Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0784, Longitude: -86.0650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cave Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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