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1890 Communities Near Marvel ...

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

Anita   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marvel
 - Anita had railroad service and no post office
 
Ashby   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marvel
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bibbville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Blocton   (Bibb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Blocton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Marvel
 - Blocton had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marvel
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
Brierfield   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Chamblee   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Marvel
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Dogwood   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Marvel
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marvel
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Marvel
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Pond   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurnee   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 291 people
 - Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Marvel
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Marvel
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Marvel
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Scottsville   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Scottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marvel
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tannehill   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Marvel
 - Tannehill had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Marvel
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Vance   (Tuscaloosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 96 people (with 1,513 people in 2015)
 - Vance had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodstock   (Bibb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Marvel
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock 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 Marvel, 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 beginning in Marvel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marvel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marvel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1468, Longitude: -87.0030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marvel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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