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1890 Communities Near Powells Crossroads ...

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

Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
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 West Northwest (WNW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Dodsonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Dutton 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powells Crossroads
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Powells Crossroads
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langston   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 266 people in 2015)
 - Langston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mahan   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pendergrass   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scottsboro   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 959 people (with 14,722 people in 2015)
 - Scottsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Powells Crossroads
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Powells Crossroads
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Powells Crossroads
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Powells Crossroads
 - Thirtynine 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Powells Crossroads
 - 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 Powells Crossroads, 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 beginning in Powells Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powells Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powells Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5340, Longitude: -85.8886     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powells Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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