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High Point, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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1890 Communities Near High Point ...

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

Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from High Point
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from High Point
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from High Point
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from High Point
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from High Point
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from High Point
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from High Point
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from High Point
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from High Point
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from High Point
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from High Point
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from High Point
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from High Point
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from High Point
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from High Point
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from High Point
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from High Point
 - Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from High Point
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from High Point
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and 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 High Point, 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 starting from High Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- High Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5715, Longitude: -85.7283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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