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Five Points, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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1890 Communities Near Five Points ...

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

Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dodsonville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Five Points
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Five Points
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Points
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guntersville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 471 people (with 8,385 people in 2015)
 - Guntersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henryville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Points
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jink   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Five Points
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manchester   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Points
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martling   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
 
McVille   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Five Points
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mid   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mid was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Five Points
 - Mid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minorville   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Five Points
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
North   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Five Points
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pendergrass   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peters   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peters was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - Peters had a post office and no railroad service
 
Preston   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Five Points
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Five Points
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Five Points
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Five Points
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whiton   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Five Points
 - Whiton 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 Five Points, 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 starting in Five Points. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Five Points) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4473, Longitude: -86.1772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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