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1890 Communities Near Tappan ...

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>


Tappan itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

Baileyton   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Tappan
 - Baileyton 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tappan
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blountsville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tappan
 - 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tappan
 - Bright Star had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brooksville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Brooksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Tappan
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tappan
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cleveland   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tappan
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gum Springs   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tappan
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Pond   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tappan
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horton   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tappan
 - Horton 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tappan
 - Huldah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyatt   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tappan
 - Hyatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Joy   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tappan
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liberty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
 
McLarty   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tappan
 - McLarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Tappan
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Red Hill   (Marshall County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tappan
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Royal   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tappan
 - Royal had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Tappan
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strawberry   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Tappan
 - Strawberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Summit   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tappan
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walter   (Cullman County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tappan
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tappan
 - 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 Tappan, 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 Tappan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tappan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tappan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1182, Longitude: -86.4867     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tappan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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