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Francis, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Francis ...

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 in 1895, Francis had a post office and no railroad service.

Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Francis
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Mountain   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Francis
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Bruner   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Francis
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Creek   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
Eastaboga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Francis
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eulaton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Francis
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Francis
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Francis
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Francis
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Francis
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Francis
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Francis
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Francis
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Francis
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Francis
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Francis
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Francis
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ragland   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Francis
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Francis
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office

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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 Francis, 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 Francis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Francis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Francis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7748, Longitude: -86.0336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Francis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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