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1890 Communities Near Orion ...

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 Orion had a population of 172 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Ansley   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Orion
 - Ansley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Banks   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Orion
 - Banks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradleyton   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orion
 - Bradleyton had a post office and railroad service
 
Catalpa   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Orion
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Center Point   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orion
 - Center Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
China Grove   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - China Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Curry   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orion
 - Curry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grady   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orion
 - Grady had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hallsville   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Orion
 - Hallsville had railroad service and no post office
 
Hector   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orion
 - Hector had a post office and no railroad service
 
Inverness   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orion
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
 
Lapine   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Orion
 - Lapine had a post office and railroad service
 
Linwood   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Oak   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Orion
 - Little Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadville   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Orion
 - Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hillard   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Mount Hillard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Naftel   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orion
 - Naftel had a post office and railroad service
 
Omega   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Orion
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
 
Petrey   (Crenshaw County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orion
 - Petrey had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine Level   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Pine Level had a post office and no railroad service
 
Postoak   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Orion
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ramer   (Montgomery County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Ramer had a post office and railroad service
 
Shady Grove   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Orion
 - Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shopton   (Bullock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Orion
 - Shopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Troy   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Orion
 - 1895 population of 3,449 people (with 18,853 people in 2015)
 - Troy had a post office and railroad service
 
Wingard   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Orion
 - Wingard 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 Orion, 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 starting in Orion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orion) 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 Orion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9588, Longitude: -86.0055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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