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1890 Communities Near Orange Beach ...

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

Bohemia (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - Bohemia had railroad service and no post office
 
Bon Secour   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Orange Beach
 - Bon Secour had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brent (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Brent had a post office and railroad service
 
Cantonment (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orange Beach
 - Cantonment had a post office and railroad service
 
Daphne   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 24,896 people in 2015)
 - Daphne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferry Pass (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orange Beach
 - Ferry Pass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gasque   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Orange Beach
 - Gasque had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gateswood   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N) from Orange Beach
 - Gateswood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goulding (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - Goulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Josephine   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orange Beach
 - Josephine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia Springs   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orange Beach
 - Magnolia Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marlow   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orange Beach
 - Marlow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millview (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 406 people
 - Millview had a post office and railroad service
 
Montrose   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orange Beach
 - Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muscogee (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orange Beach
 - Muscogee had railroad service and no post office
 
Olive (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orange Beach
 - Olive had a post office and railroad service
 
Pensacola (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 11,750 people (with 53,193 people in 2015)
 - Pensacola had a post office and railroad service
 
Perdido Key (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Orange Beach
 - Perdido Key had railroad service and no post office
 
Point Clear   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Point Clear had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosinton   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orange Beach
 - Rosinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swift   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orange Beach
 - Swift had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warrington (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - 1895 population of 1,301 people
 - Warrington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yniestra (FL)   (Escambia County (FL))       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orange Beach
 - Yniestra had railroad service and no post office

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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 Orange Beach, 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Orange Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orange Beach) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2933, Longitude: -87.5836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orange Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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