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1890 Communities Near Cottontown ...

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

Avoca   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Avoca was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Avoca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bingham   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cottontown
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Spring   (Lawrence County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Cottontown
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Concord   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Concord had a post office and no railroad service
 
Courtland   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 597 people in 2015)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmond   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottontown
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Hatton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottontown
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cottontown
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Landersville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottontown
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Cottontown
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottontown
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Moulton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,337 people in 2015)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Cottontown
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Town Creek   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,065 people in 2015)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cottontown
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco 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 Cottontown, 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 Cottontown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cottontown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottontown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6554, Longitude: -87.4811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottontown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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