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Mountain View, Alabama
(Blount County)

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1890 Communities Near Mountain View ...

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

Ashville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain View
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain View
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Chepultepec   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Chepultepec had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain View
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Springs   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain View
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain View
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Mountain View
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain View
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain View
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Warrior   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Mountain View
 - Little Warrior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain View
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain View
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain View
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Mountain View
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Mountain View
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mountain View
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Mountain View
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Mountain View
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Viola   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Viola was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Mountain View
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Mountain View
 - Wynnville 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 Mountain View, 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 Mountain View. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9159, Longitude: -86.3564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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