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1890 Communities Near Duck Springs ...

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 Duck Springs had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Duck Springs
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Duck Springs
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Duck Springs
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duck Springs
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Duck Springs
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duck Springs
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Duck Springs
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Duck Springs
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Duck Springs
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Duck Springs
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Duck Springs
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Duck Springs
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Duck Springs
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Duck Springs
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Duck Springs
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Duck Springs
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Duck Springs
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Duck Springs
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Duck Springs
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Rains   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Duck Springs
 - Rains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Duck Springs
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Duck Springs
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Duck Springs
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Duck Springs
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Duck Springs
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duck Springs
 - Yancy 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 Duck Springs, 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 Duck Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Duck Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duck Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1459, Longitude: -85.9991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duck Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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