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Grimes, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Grimes ...

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

Abbeville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arguta   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grimes
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grimes
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grimes
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Grimes
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barber   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grimes
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Grimes
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clayhatchee   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grimes
 - Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clopton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daleville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,141 people in 2015)
 - Daleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dillard   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grimes
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
 
Dundee   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grimes
 - Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grimes
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grimes
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
High Bluff   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grimes
 - High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grimes
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Level Plains   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Grimes
 - Level Plains had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Grimes
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Grimes
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grimes
 - 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 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Grimes
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grimes
 - Tidwell 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 Grimes, 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 from Grimes. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grimes) 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 Grimes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grimes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2999, Longitude: -85.4503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grimes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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