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1890 Communities Near Fort Payne ...

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 Fort Payne had a population of 2,698 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Fort Payne had a population of 14,150 people.

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the East (E) from Fort Payne
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Payne
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Payne
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Fort Payne
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fort Payne
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Payne
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Payne
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Payne
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Fort Payne
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Payne
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fort Payne
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Fort Payne
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fort Payne
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Fort Payne
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fort Payne
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fort Payne
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fort Payne
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Fort Payne
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fort Payne
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fort Payne
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Fort Payne: www.fortpayne.org/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Fort Payne, 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 that starts in Fort Payne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fort Payne) 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 Fort Payne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Payne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Payne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4554, Longitude: -85.6969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Payne have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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