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1890 Communities Near Gerald ...

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

Arguta   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gerald
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gerald
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gerald
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clintonville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Clintonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coffee Springs   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 229 people in 2015)
 - Coffee Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Damascus   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Gerald
 - Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillard   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gerald
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gerald
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edwardsville   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gerald
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 3,903 people in 2015)
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Enterprise   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Gerald
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gerald
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 638 people (with 4,460 people in 2015)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Gerald
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highfalls   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Highfalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gerald
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marl   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gerald
 - Marl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Gerald
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ozark   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,719 people in 2015)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
 
Skipperville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabernacle   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gerald
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tennille   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Gerald
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
 
Victoria   (Coffee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gerald
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria 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 Gerald, 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 that begins in Gerald. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gerald) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gerald. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3238, Longitude: -85.7572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gerald have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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