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1890 Communities Near Obed ...

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

Abel   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Obed
 - Abel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Anniston   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston 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 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Obed
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Mountain   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Obed
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Bruner   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Obed
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Creek   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Choccolocco   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 601 people
 - Choccolocco had a post office and railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Obed
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
 
De Armanville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - De Armanville had a post office and railroad service
 
Eastaboga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
 
Eulaton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Obed
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Obed
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Obed
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Obed
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hopeful   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Obed
 - Hopeful had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iron City   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Obed
 - Iron City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenifer   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentuck   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Obed
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Munford   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 159 people (with 1,259 people in 2015)
 - Munford had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxanna   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxford   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Obed
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silver Run   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Obed
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
White Plains   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Obed
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains 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 Obed, 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 Obed. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Obed) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obed. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6618, Longitude: -85.8547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Obed have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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