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Poplar Ridge, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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1890 Communities Near Poplar Ridge ...

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

Berkley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsboro   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Bucksnort   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Bucksnort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottonville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Cottonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dodsonville   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dodsonville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Poplar Ridge
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Cove   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dry Cove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Dry Cove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garth   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grant   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Grant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gurley   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 788 people in 2015)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
 
Haden   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henryville   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Henryville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keel   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Keel was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Keel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lim Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Lowe   (Madison County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Poplar Ridge
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manchester   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Poplar Ridge
 - Manchester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maysville   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nebo   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Hope   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
North   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While North was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Poplar Ridge
 - North had a post office and no railroad service
 
Owens' Cross Roads   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paint Rock   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 207 people in 2015)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
 
Preston   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Preston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Swearengin   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Poplar Ridge
 - Swearengin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trenton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poplar Ridge
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Grove   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Poplar Ridge
 - Union Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitesburg   (Madison County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Poplar Ridge
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 735 people in 2015)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Poplar Ridge, 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' (or point-to-point) distance from Poplar Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Poplar Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poplar Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5873, Longitude: -86.3647     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poplar Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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