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Rock City, Alabama
(Marion County)

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

Ashbank   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East (E) from Rock City
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Rock City
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beaverton   (Lamar County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2015)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
 
Carbon Hill   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Delmar   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock City
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
 
Eldridge   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock City
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
 
Glen Allen   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rock City
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
 
Goddard   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Rock City
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gold Mine   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rock City
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guin   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Rock City
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
 
Haleyville   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rock City
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hamilton   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock City
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kansas   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock City
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lynn   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock City
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
 
Natural Bridge   (Winston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rock City
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nauvoo   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pearce's Mills   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Pearce's Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pikeville   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prospect   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock City
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saragossa   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rock City
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
 
Stinson   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rock City
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Texas   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Townley   (Walker County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
 
Wayside   (Fayette County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winfield   (Marion County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rock City
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,570 people in 2015)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service

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Communities in Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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 Rock 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 'straight-line' distance from Rock City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock 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 Rock City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9845, Longitude: -87.7086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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