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1890 Communities Near Colony ...

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

Branchville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bruner   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Colony
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coal City   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Colony
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
 
Cook's Springs   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Colony
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Cropwell   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bend   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colony
 - East Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eastaboga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
 
Eden   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
 
Eureka   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Eureka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
 
Lincoln   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,524 people in 2015)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
 
Macon   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colony
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
McElderry   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colony
 - McElderry had a post office and railroad service
 
Munford   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
 
Nottingham   (Talladega County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nottingham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Nottingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pell City   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Colony
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
 
Ragland   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Renfroe   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Renfroe had a post office and railroad service
 
Riverside   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Colony
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
 
Seddon   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
 
Stemley   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colony
 - Stemley had a post office and railroad service
 
Talladega   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 2,063 people (with 15,709 people in 2015)
 - Talladega had a post office and railroad service
 
Turner   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colony
 - Turner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolf Creek   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Colony
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek 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 Colony, 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 in Colony. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colony) 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 Colony. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colony

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5651, Longitude: -86.1991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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