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Pleasant Plains, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Pleasant Plains ...

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

Abbeville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the North (N) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 465 people (with 2,620 people in 2015)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asbury   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ashford   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Plains
 - Ashford had a post office and railroad service
 
Balkum   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Plains
 - Balkum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barber   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pleasant Plains
 - Barber had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bertha   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Bertha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Creek   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blakely (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 441 people (with 4,871 people in 2015)
 - Blakely had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Springs (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cedar Springs had no post office or railroad service
 
Clopton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Clopton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Echo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ewell   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Ewell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fadette   (Geneva County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gaines (GA)   (Clay County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 1,097 people (with 1,129 people in 2015)
 - Fort Gaines had a post office and railroad service
 
Hardwickburg   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Hardwickburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Headland   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 417 people (with 4,736 people in 2015)
 - Headland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horns Cross Road (GA)   (Miller County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Horns Cross Road was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Plains
 - Horns Cross Road had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jakin (GA)   (Early County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pleasant Plains
 - Jakin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyton's   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
 
Lawrenceville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Lawrenceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayhaw (GA)   (Miller County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pleasant Plains
 - Mayhaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Midland City   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Plains
 - Midland City had a post office and railroad service
 
Newton   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 1,472 people in 2015)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shorterville   (Henry County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Shorterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skipperville   (Dale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pleasant Plains
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Skipperville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tidwell   (Houston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pleasant Plains
 - Tidwell 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 Pleasant Plains, 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 begins in Pleasant Plains. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pleasant Plains) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Plains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3043, Longitude: -85.2297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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