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(Calhoun County)

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1890 Communities Near West Point ...

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

Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Point
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Anniston   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 9,998 people (with 22,347 people in 2015)
 - Anniston had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Point
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Mountain   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from West Point
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Point
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Point
 - 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from West Point
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenkins   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Point
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Point
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Point
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Point
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Point
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Point
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nances Creek   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from West Point
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Point
 - 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Piedmont   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from West Point
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from West Point
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
White Plains   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains had a post office and no railroad service

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 West Point, 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in West Point. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8465, Longitude: -85.8097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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