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Horton, Alabama
(DeKalb County)

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1890 Communities Near Horton ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Horton
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Horton
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Horton
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Horton
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Horton
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Horton
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Horton
 - Loveless 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Horton
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Horton
 - Lydia 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Horton
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Horton
 - Skirum 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Horton
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Horton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Horton
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Horton
 - Wills 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 Horton, 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 from Horton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Horton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3845, Longitude: -85.8464     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Horton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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