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1890 Communities Near Melton ...

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

Arcola   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Melton
 - Arcola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmont   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Belmont had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boligee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 309 people in 2015)
 - Boligee had a post office and railroad service
 
Brush Creek   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedarville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Demopolis   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 1,898 people (with 7,148 people in 2015)
 - Demopolis had a post office and railroad service
 
Eutaw   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 1,115 people (with 2,766 people in 2015)
 - Eutaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Evansville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Melton
 - Evansville had railroad service and no post office
 
Faunsdale   (Marengo County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 211 people (with 94 people in 2015)
 - Faunsdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Folsom   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Melton
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forkland   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 601 people in 2015)
 - Forkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallion   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Melton
 - Gallion had a post office and railroad service
 
Greensboro   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,387 people in 2015)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Havana   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironville   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knoxville   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laneville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Melton
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McDowell   (Sumter County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Melton
 - McDowell had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan Springs   (Perry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newbern   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 179 people in 2015)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
 
Phipps   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Phipps had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powers   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Melton
 - Powers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sawyerville   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Melton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Sawyerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Melton
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tishabee   (Greene County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Melton
 - Tishabee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitsitt   (Hale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Melton
 - Whitsitt 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 Melton, 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 from Melton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7401, Longitude: -87.6833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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