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1890 Communities Near Pumpkin Center ...

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

Alpine (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East (E) from Pumpkin Center
 - Alpine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Broomtown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Broomtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cedar Springs   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cedar Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Cedar Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chattoogaville (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Chattoogaville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chelsea (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Chelsea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chesterfield   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Pumpkin Center
 - Chesterfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pumpkin Center
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairview (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Fairview was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Fairview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Fullerton   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Fullerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaylesville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 144 people in 2015)
 - Gaylesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grover   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hurley   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Pumpkin Center
 - Hurley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jamestown   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pumpkin Center
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Pumpkin Center
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Menlo (GA)   (Chattooga County (GA))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Menlo had a post office and railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Mentone 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Moon   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringgold   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Ringgold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pumpkin Center
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starkville   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Starkville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pumpkin Center
 - Starkville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Pumpkin Center
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Pumpkin Center, 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 that starts in Pumpkin Center. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pumpkin Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pumpkin Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4354, Longitude: -85.6352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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