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 The location of The Colony 

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

Adville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from The Colony
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ardell   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from The Colony
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arkadelphia   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baldwin   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from The Colony
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
 
Bangor   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
 
Blount Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Bradford   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from The Colony
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
 
Bremen   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coaldale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crane Hill   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from The Colony
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cullman   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
 
Garden City   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
 
Gum Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Colony
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linton   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from The Colony
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
 
Little Warrior   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from The Colony
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Logan   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Colony
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marylee   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from The Colony
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morris   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
 
Phelan   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from The Colony
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
 
Powellville   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from The Colony
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reid's   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from The Colony
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
 
Robbins Crossroads   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selfville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from The Colony
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloan   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from The Colony
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trimble   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Colony
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from The Colony
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrior   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from The Colony
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,199 people in 2015)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service

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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 The 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in The Colony. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- The Colony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9457, Longitude: -86.9017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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