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Powell, Alabama
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1890 Communities Near Powell ...

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

Appleton (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Powell
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belew   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Belew was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Powell
 - Belew had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bethel (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 161 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Busby (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Powell
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
 
Cartwright   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powell
 - Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comer   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Powell
 - Comer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dustin (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powell
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fall River (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Fall River had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gipsy   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powell
 - Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Good Springs   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powell
 - Good Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goodspring (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powell
 - Goodspring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lentzville   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powell
 - Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lexington   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 723 people in 2015)
 - Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loretto (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
 
Marbuts (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Marbuts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minor Hill (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Minor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Rozell   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
 
O'Neal   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powell
 - O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Point (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Pleasant Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   (Limestone County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powell
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogersville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,231 people in 2015)
 - Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Joseph (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Powell
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and railroad service
 
Stella (TN)   (Giles County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powell
 - Stella had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sugar   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sugar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powell
 - Sugar 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 Powell, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Powell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9779, Longitude: -87.2536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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