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1890 Communities Near Plainview ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Plainview
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Plainview
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Plainview
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plainview
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Plainview
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Plainview
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Geraldine   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Plainview
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Plainview
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Plainview
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Plainview
 - Loveless had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plainview
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plainview
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Plainview
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Plainview
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Plainview
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Plainview
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Plainview
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Plainview
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Plainview
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Plainview
 - Wills 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 Plainview, 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 that starts in Plainview. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plainview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4831, Longitude: -85.8205     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plainview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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