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Mount Gilead, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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1890 Communities Near Mount Gilead ...

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

Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mount Gilead
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Gilead
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Gilead
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Gilead
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Gilead
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Gilead
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Gilead
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenkins   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Gilead
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mount Gilead
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Mount Gilead
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Mount Gilead
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Mount Gilead
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Mount Gilead
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nances Creek   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Mount Gilead
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Mount Gilead
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Gilead
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mount Gilead
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mount Gilead
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mount Gilead
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Mount Gilead
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Gilead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8868, Longitude: -85.8666     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Gilead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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