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1890 Communities Near Shahan ...

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

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shahan
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Shahan
 - 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avery   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shahan
 - Avery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Springs   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crudup   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shahan
 - Crudup had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Shahan
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shahan
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shahan
 - 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - Haworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shahan
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Shahan
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shahan
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountainboro   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - Mountainboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shahan
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shahan
 - 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shahan
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - 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 Shahan, 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 Shahan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shahan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shahan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9743, Longitude: -86.1900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shahan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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