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Fordyce, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Fordyce ...

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

Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North (N) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackman   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fordyce
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fordyce
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyds   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fordyce
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
Buffalo   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Buttston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Fordyce
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camp Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fordyce
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dadeville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 873 people (with 3,150 people in 2015)
 - Dadeville had a post office and railroad service
 
Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denver   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fordyce
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dudleyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Easton   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fordyce
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fordyce
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Judson   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Fordyce
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
 
LaFayette   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,990 people in 2015)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcoot   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Fordyce
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fordyce
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tohopeka   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Fordyce
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fordyce
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fordyce
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Fordyce, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Fordyce. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fordyce) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fordyce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9498, Longitude: -85.5855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fordyce have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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