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1890 Communities Near Gibsonville ...

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, Gibsonville had a post office and no railroad service.

Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashland   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 635 people (with 1,983 people in 2015)
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bluff Springs   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Bluff Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gibsonville
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chandler Springs   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Chandler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Christiana   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Christiana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cowpens   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gibsonville
 - Cowpens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delta   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Delta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denver   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gibsonville
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dingler   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Dingler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gibsonville
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Gibsonville
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Goldville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hackneyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Hackneyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchet Creek   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gibsonville
 - Hatchet Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lineville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 234 people (with 2,319 people in 2015)
 - Lineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malone Ferry   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Gibsonville
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mellow Valley   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Mellow Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millerville   (Clay County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Gibsonville
 - Millerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Site   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 755 people in 2015)
 - New Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ofelia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gibsonville
 - Ofelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tohopeka   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Gibsonville
 - Tohopeka had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gibsonville
 - Truett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zana   (Tallapoosa County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gibsonville
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Gibsonville, 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Gibsonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gibsonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibsonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1937, Longitude: -85.7819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gibsonville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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