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Lay Springs, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Lay Springs ...

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

Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Lay Springs
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lay Springs
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lay Springs
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lay Springs
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lay Springs
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lay Springs
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lay Springs
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Lay Springs
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lay Springs
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Lay Springs
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rodentown   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 115 people
 - Rodentown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lay Springs
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Slackland   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lay Springs
 - Slackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tabor   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lay Springs
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lay Springs
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lay Springs
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Lay Springs
 - 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 Lay Springs, 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 that starts in Lay Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lay Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lay Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1684, Longitude: -85.8566     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lay Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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