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1890 Communities Near Sylvania ...

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

Bankhead   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East (E) from Sylvania
 - Bankhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bellefonte   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blake   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sylvania
 - Blake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chavies   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sylvania
 - Chavies had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collbran   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Sylvania
 - Collbran had railroad service and no post office
 
Cordell   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cordell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sylvania
 - Cordell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutton   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sylvania
 - Dutton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floy   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Floy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sylvania
 - Floy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Payne   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 2,698 people (with 14,150 people in 2015)
 - Fort Payne had a post office and railroad service
 
Henagar   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylvania
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hollywood   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvania
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
 
Ider   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylvania
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
 
Index   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sylvania
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kaolin   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvania
 - Kaolin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lebanon   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luna   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Luna was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Luna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luttrell   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sylvania
 - Luttrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sylvania
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - mahan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentone   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Sylvania
 - Mentone had a post office and no railroad service
 
Musgrove   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Musgrove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sylvania
 - Musgrove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pisgah   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 711 people in 2015)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosalie   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sylvania
 - Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snake Creek   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylvania
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talley   (Jackson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Talley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylvania
 - Talley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ten Broeck   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Ten Broeck had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thirtynine   (DeKalb County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Thirtynine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylvania
 - Thirtynine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Head   (DeKalb County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sylvania
 - 1895 population of 233 people (with 550 people in 2015)
 - Valley Head had a post office and railroad service

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Unfortunately, we don't know of an official website for Sylvania. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Sylvania, 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 beginning in Sylvania. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvania) 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 Sylvania. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylvania

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvania. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5619, Longitude: -85.8040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvania have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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