RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Portland, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Portland 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Portland
and the surrounding area.
 
 

1890 Communities Near Portland ...

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>


Portland itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

Belknap   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Belknap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Berlin   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Berlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Cahaba   (Dallas County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cahaba was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cahaba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Camden   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,930 people in 2015)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Carlowville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Carlowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumptonia   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Portland
 - Crumptonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson's   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Portland
 - Dawson's had railroad service and no post office
 
Eleanor   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Portland
 - Eleanor had a post office and railroad service
 
Furman   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 195 people
 - Furman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hazen   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Portland
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
King's Landing   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - King's Landing had railroad service and no post office
 
Kings   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Portland
 - Kings had railroad service and no post office
 
McBrydes   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Portland
 - McBrydes had railroad service and no post office
 
Millers Ferry   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Portland
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minter   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Minter had a post office and railroad service
 
Orrville   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 190 people in 2015)
 - Orrville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 278 people
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Hill Station   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Portland
 - Pleasant Hill Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Prairie Bluff   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rehoboth   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Rehoboth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockwest   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Portland
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosebud   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Portland
 - Rosebud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Safford   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Portland
 - Safford had a post office and railroad service
 
Snow Hill   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Tasso   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Portland
 - Tasso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tilden   (Dallas County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Portland
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Tilden had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Portland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Portland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1546, Longitude: -87.1686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation



 
 
 
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall