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1890 Communities Near Little Zion ...

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

Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Belgreen   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Little Zion
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Little Zion
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Zion
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Good Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Little Zion
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Hunter   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Little Zion
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingleton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Little Zion
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Zion
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleville   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Little Zion
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Maud   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Little Zion
 - Maud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Mills   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mountain Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Little Zion
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Site   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Pleasant Site had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Little Zion
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Little Zion
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwood   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Little Zion
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Little Zion
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waco   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Little Zion
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Little Zion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Little Zion, 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 stretches from Little Zion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Zion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6329, Longitude: -87.8723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Zion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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