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1890 Communities Near Penton ...

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

Almond   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackman   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Penton
 - Blackman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bosworth   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Penton
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyds   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Penton
 - Boyds had railroad service and no post office
 
Buffalo   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
 
Buttston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Penton
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapel Hill   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Penton
 - Chapel Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daviston   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denver   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Penton
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Doublehead   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Penton
 - Doublehead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dudleyville   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Emuckfaw   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Penton
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Finley   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Penton
 - Finley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Five Points   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Penton
 - Five Points had a post office and railroad service
 
Forester Chapel   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Penton
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fredonia   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Judson   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Penton
 - Judson had a post office and no railroad service
 
LaFayette   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 1,369 people (with 2,990 people in 2015)
 - LaFayette had a post office and railroad service
 
Louina   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcoot   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Penton
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matilda   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milltown   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moorefield   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Penton
 - Moorefield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roanoke   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 6,005 people in 2015)
 - Roanoke had a post office and railroad service
 
Stroud   (Chambers County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Penton
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Stroud had a post office and railroad service
 
Truett   (Tallapoosa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Penton
 - Truett 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 Penton, 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 Penton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Penton) 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 Penton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Penton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0057, Longitude: -85.4670     [Map].

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