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1890 Communities Near Newport ...

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

Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bishop   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newport
 - Bishop had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherokee   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Newport
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newport
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denton   (Colbert County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Denton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Newport
 - Denton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Frankfort   (Franklin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Newport
 - 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newport
 - Good Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Newport
 - Gravelly Springs 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Newport
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newport
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendell   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Newport
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Margerum   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Newport
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Maud   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Newport
 - 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 South (S) from Newport
 - Mountain Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Newport
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riverton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newport
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Creek   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Newport
 - Rock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Newport
 - 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 Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Newport
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Waterloo   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Newport
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wright   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Newport
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7790, Longitude: -87.9061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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