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1890 Communities Near Gatesville ...

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

Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gatesville
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gatesville
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gatesville
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gatesville
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gatesville
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gatesville
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gatesville
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gatesville
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gatesville
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gatesville
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gatesville
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Gatesville
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gatesville
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gatesville
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Gatesville
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gatesville
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Gatesville, 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 beginning in Gatesville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gatesville) 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 Gatesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gatesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gatesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.8459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gatesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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