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1890 Communities Near Southside ...

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

Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Cane Creek   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Southside
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southside
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southside
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southside
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Southside
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Southside
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southside
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southside
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southside
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southside
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
Upton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southside
 - Upton had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Southside, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Southside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southside) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Southside. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Southside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9010, Longitude: -86.0241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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