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1890 Communities Near Rainsville ...

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

Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East (E) from Rainsville
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rainsville
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainsville
 - 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Rainsville
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dawson   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rainsville
 - Dawson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rainsville
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rainsville
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rainsville
 - 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 Southwest (SW) from Rainsville
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Oak   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rainsville
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rainsville
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Rainsville
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rainsville
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loveless   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainsville
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rainsville
 - 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 Southwest (SW) from Rainsville
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rainsville
 - 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 North Northeast (NNE) from Rainsville
 - 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 Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Rainsville
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Rainsville
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Portersville   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Rainsville
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Portersville had a post office and railroad service
 
Skirum   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rainsville
 - Skirum 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rainsville
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rainsville
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rainsville
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rainsville
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rainsville
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service
 
Wills   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Wills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rainsville
 - 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 Rainsville, 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' distance that begins in Rainsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainsville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4941, Longitude: -85.8444     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rainsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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