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The Highlands, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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1890 Communities Near The Highlands ...

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

Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Highlands
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from The Highlands
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from The Highlands
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from The Highlands
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from The Highlands
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Highlands
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Highlands
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from The Highlands
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from The Highlands
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from The Highlands
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from The Highlands
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from The Highlands
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from The Highlands
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Highlands
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from The Highlands
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from The Highlands
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from The Highlands
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Highlands
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from The Highlands
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from The Highlands
 - Yancy 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 The Highlands, 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 in The Highlands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0490, Longitude: -86.0186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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