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1890 Communities Near Opelika ...

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 Opelika had a population of 3,703 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Opelika had a population of 29,527 people.

Alliance   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Opelika
 - Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Auburn   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 1,440 people (with 62,059 people in 2015)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Beulah   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackman   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Opelika
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyds   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Opelika
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
Camp Hill   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 981 people in 2015)
 - Camp Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Chewacla   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Opelika
 - Chewacla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crawford   (Russell County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Opelika
 - Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cusseta   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 124 people in 2015)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
 
Gold Hill   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Gold Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Judson   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Opelika
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
 
LaFayette   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,990 people in 2015)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Loachapoka   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 357 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Loachapoka had a post office and railroad service
 
Mechanicsville   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Opelika
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Opelika
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Notasulga   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 332 people (with 856 people in 2015)
 - Notasulga had a post office and railroad service
 
Oak Bowery   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Oak Bowery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osanippa   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
 
River View   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Opelika
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roxana   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Opelika
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Salem   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 166 people
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Smith's Station   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 5,300 people in 2015)
 - Smith's Station had a post office and railroad service
 
Society Hill   (Macon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Society Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuckersburg   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Tuckersburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Waverly   (Lee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 148 people in 2015)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
 
West Point (GA)   (Troup County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Opelika
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,728 people in 2015)
 - West Point had a post office and 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 Opelika, 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 beginning in Opelika. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Opelika) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Opelika. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Opelika

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opelika. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6600, Longitude: -85.3803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opelika have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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