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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Alanthus.
This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.
This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Alanthus in the future.
We found mention of Alanthus as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Franklin County, Alabama.
It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Alanthus, you might consider that their post office opened in 1881.
Communities Also Named Alanthus ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alanthus - they are located in Kansas, Missouri and Virginia.
Adding Alanthus to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Alanthus was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
We also found Alanthus in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alanthus ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Alanthus:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Alanthus post office opened in 1881 and had closed by 1909.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Alanthus - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)
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