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1890 Communities Near Colvin ...

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

Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Colvin
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Colvin
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Colvin
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Colvin
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Colvin
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colvin
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colvin
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colvin
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colvin
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colvin
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Colvin
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colvin
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colvin
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colvin
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Colvin
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colvin
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Colvin
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colvin
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Colvin
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Colvin
 - Upton 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 Colvin, 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 that starts in Colvin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colvin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colvin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9209, Longitude: -85.9136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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