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1890 Communities Near Polkville ...

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

Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Anniston   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Polkville
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Mountain   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Polkville
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Bruner   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Polkville
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Creek   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coldwater   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Polkville
 - Coldwater had railroad service and no post office
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
Eastaboga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Eastaboga had a post office and railroad service
 
Eulaton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Polkville
 - Eulaton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Polkville
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Polkville
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Polkville
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenifer   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 323 people
 - Jenifer had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Polkville
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Polkville
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Polkville
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Polkville
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Polkville
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Polkville
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oxanna   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 748 people
 - Oxanna had a post office and railroad service
 
Oxford   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 1,473 people (with 21,249 people in 2015)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Polkville
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ragland   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
 
Silver Run   (Talladega County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Polkville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Silver Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Polkville
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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 Polkville, 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 stretches from Polkville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polkville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7201, Longitude: -85.9652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Polkville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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