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1890 Communities Near Rainbow City ...

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

Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rainbow City
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rainbow City
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rainbow City
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rainbow City
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rainbow City
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Rainbow City
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rainbow City
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainbow City
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haworth   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Haworth was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Rainbow City
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rainbow City
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rainbow City
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rainbow City
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rainbow City
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rainbow City
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rainbow City
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainbow City
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rainbow City
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Rainbow City
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Rainbow City
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainbow City
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rainbow City
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rainbow City
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rainbow City
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Turkeytown   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rainbow City
 - Turkeytown had a post office and railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rainbow City
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rainbow City: www.rbcalabama.com/

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainbow City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainbow City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9550, Longitude: -86.0416     [Map].

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