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Portersville, Alabama

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1890 Communities Near Portersville ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Portersville had a population of 87 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Portersville
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chumley   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Portersville
 - Chumley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Portersville
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Collinsville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 367 people (with 1,973 people in 2015)
 - Collinsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Cotnam   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Portersville
 - Cotnam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 1,848 people in 2015)
 - Crossville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Portersville
 - Dawson 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Portersville
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Portersville
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Portersville
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Portersville
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leesburg   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,014 people in 2015)
 - Leesburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonard   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Portersville
 - Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Portersville
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Portersville
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Portersville
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mackey   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Portersville
 - Mackey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marcus   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Marcus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Portersville
 - Marcus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Round Mountain   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Round Mountain had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Rock   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 113 people (with 558 people in 2015)
 - Sand Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Portersville
 - Skirum had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Portersville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Portersville
 - 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 Portersville, 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 from Portersville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3212, Longitude: -85.8208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portersville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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