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Chance, Alabama
(Clarke County)

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1890 Communities Near Chance ...

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

Atkeison   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chance
 - Atkeison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Axle   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chance
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Claiborne   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coy   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Chance
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Culpeper   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chance
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dickinson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Chance
 - Dickinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finchburg   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Chance
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gosport   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lovan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Chance
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lower Peach Tree   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Lower Peach Tree had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natchez   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Chance
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nellie   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chance
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perdue Hill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 919 people in 2015)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
River Ridge   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rural   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chance
 - Rural had a post office and railroad service
 
Suggsville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunny South   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chance
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomasville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 4,051 people in 2015)
 - Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
 
Tinela   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chance
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chance
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Chance
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Yellow Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Chance
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 177 people in 2015)
 - Yellow Bluff 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 Chance, 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 stretches from Chance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chance) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7488, Longitude: -87.5319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chance have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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