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Norton, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Norton ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Norton had a post office and railroad service.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Norton
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Norton
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Norton
 - Brice 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Norton
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Norton
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Norton
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Norton
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Norton
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Norton
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Norton
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Norton
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Norton
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Norton
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Norton
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Apple   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Norton
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Norton
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Norton
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Norton
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Norton
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Norton
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove 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 Norton, 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 from Norton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0432, Longitude: -86.1116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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