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1890 Communities Near Rockville ...

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

Alma   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockville
 - Alma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barlow Bend   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
 
Blacksher   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rockville
 - Blacksher had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calvert   (Mobile County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rockville
 - Calvert had a post office and railroad service
 
Carson   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rockville
 - Carson had a post office and railroad service
 
Claiborne   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairford   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockville
 - Fairford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gainestown   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gosport   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grove Hill   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 1,494 people in 2015)
 - Grove Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jackson   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 4,967 people in 2015)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
 
Little River   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockville
 - Little River had a post office and no railroad service
 
McIntosh   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockville
 - McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Pleasant   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Perdue Hill   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Perdue Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Stephen's   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - Saint Stephen's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Salitpa   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Salitpa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sims Chapel   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rockville
 - Sims Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Suggsville   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunflower   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rockville
 - Sunflower had railroad service and no post office
 
Tensaw   (Baldwin County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Tensaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vashti   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockville
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wagar   (Washington County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rockville
 - Wagar had a post office and railroad service
 
Walker Springs   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockville
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Walker Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Whatley   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rockville
 - Whatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Winn   (Clarke County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rockville
 - Winn 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 Rockville, 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 Rockville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockville) 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 Rockville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4200, Longitude: -87.8429     [Map].

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