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Cottonwood, Alabama
(Limestone County)

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1890 Communities Near Cottonwood ...

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

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles<2> to the West (W) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Cottonwood
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caro   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cottonwood
 - Caro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottonwood
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cluttsville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Cluttsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonwood
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Elkmont   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cottonwood
 - Elkmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estaville   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Estaville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Cottonwood
 - Estaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottonwood
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonwood
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hay's Mill   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cottonwood
 - Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
 
Jeff   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Cottonwood
 - Jeff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cottonwood
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison Crossroads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Madison Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monrovia   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Monrovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Cottonwood
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pettusville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pettusville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Cottonwood
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Cottonwood
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sand Spring   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sand Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cottonwood
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Sand Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cottonwood
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Veto   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cottonwood
 - Veto had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wooley Springs   (Limestone County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wooley Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cottonwood
 - Wooley Springs had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Cottonwood, 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 Cottonwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7854, Longitude: -86.9264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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