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1890 Communities Near Fort Deposit Ferry ...

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

Arab   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diamond   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Friendship   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Friendship had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guntersville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Henryville 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manchester   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Martling   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meltonsville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oleander   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
 
Preston   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Street   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Street was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Street had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Grove   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrenton   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Deposit Ferry
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Warrenton 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 Fort Deposit Ferry, 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 starting from Fort Deposit Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Deposit Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Deposit Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4290, Longitude: -86.3361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Deposit Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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