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1890 Communities Near Roswell ...

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

Arab   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 8,295 people in 2015)
 - Arab had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baileyton   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Roswell
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bright Star   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roswell
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooksville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roswell
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Diamond   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roswell
 - Diamond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grassy   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Roswell
 - Grassy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roswell
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Pond   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Roswell
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hulaco   (Morgan County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Roswell
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huldah   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huldah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roswell
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyatt   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Roswell
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joppa   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Roswell
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Roswell
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Roswell
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sidney   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Roswell
 - Sidney had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simcoe   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Roswell
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roswell
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Roswell
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Roswell
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tappan   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Roswell
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Roswell
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Roswell
 - Wynnville 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 Roswell, 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 starting from Roswell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roswell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roswell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2076, Longitude: -86.5367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roswell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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