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1890 Communities Near Decatur ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Decatur had a population of 2,765 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Decatur had a population of 55,437 people.

Athens   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North (N) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 940 people (with 24,966 people in 2015)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Blackburn   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Decatur
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Plains   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cedar Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Decatur
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Falkville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Decatur
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
 
Greenbrier   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Decatur
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Hartselle   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsboro   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Jesseton   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Decatur
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesdale   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Massey   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Decatur
 - Massey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mooresville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Decatur
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neel   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Decatur
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakville   (Lawrence County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Decatur
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priceville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Decatur
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Decatur
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Somerville   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 264 people (with 716 people in 2015)
 - Somerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stringer   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Decatur
 - Stringer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swancott   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Decatur
 - Swancott had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talucah   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Decatur
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triana   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Decatur
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 525 people in 2015)
 - Triana had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Decatur: www.digitaldecatur.com/

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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 Decatur, 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 begins in Decatur. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Decatur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5932, Longitude: -86.9804     [Map].

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