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1890 Communities Near Rockledge ...

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

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockledge
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockledge
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bartlett   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bartlett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Bartlett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boaz   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 18 people (with 9,688 people in 2015)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rockledge
 - Brice had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rockledge
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duck Springs   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Duck Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockledge
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fenton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Rockledge
 - Fenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockledge
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockledge
 - Gallant 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockledge
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockledge
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keener   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockledge
 - Keener had railroad service and no post office
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Rockledge
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Marshall   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Rockledge
 - Marshall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Zion   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mount Zion was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rockledge
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockledge
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rockledge
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Pulltight   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockledge
 - Pulltight had railroad service and no post office
 
Red Apple   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Red Apple was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockledge
 - Red Apple had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Rockledge
 - Redbud 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockledge
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Rockledge
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Rockledge
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yancy   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockledge
 - Yancy 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 Rockledge, 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 starting in Rockledge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockledge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockledge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0893, Longitude: -86.1128     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockledge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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