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1890 Communities Near Gadsden ...

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 Gadsden had a population of 2,901 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Gadsden had a population of 36,084 people.

Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gadsden
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Gadsden
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gadsden
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gadsden
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Gadsden
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Gadsden
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Gadsden
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gadsden
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gadsden
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Gadsden
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gadsden
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gadsden
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gadsden
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gadsden
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gadsden
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Gadsden
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gadsden
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gadsden
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gadsden
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gadsden
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Gadsden
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gadsden
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gadsden
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gadsden
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gadsden
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Gadsden
 - Yancy had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Gadsden: www.ci.gadsden.al.us/

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gadsden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gadsden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gadsden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0093, Longitude: -86.0152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gadsden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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