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Do you know of Allen ???

When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Allen.

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 Allen in the future.

We found mention of Allen as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Clarke 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 Allen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

Communities Also Named Allen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

Adding Allen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Allen in the FIPS-55 file.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Allen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list, the Allen post office opened in 1900.

We also found Allen on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Allen ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Allen:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.

From that list:

The Allen post office opened in 1900.

Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

The FIPS database contains an entry for Allen.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 01/01252   (Place Name: Allen (Suggsville (sta.)))

County: Clarke     (FIPS State/County: 01/025)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Allen) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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