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Welcome to Cahawba ...

So far, we have found very little information about Cahawba. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Cahawba to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cahawba, please Contact Us.


Cahawba would have been located within present day Dallas County<2>.

Cahawba was established in 1818.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Cahawba is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Cahawba was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Cahawba once stood is in the (334) area code.

Communities near Cahawba ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cahawba.

  • Selma [Dallas County]
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    • Selma [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Cahawba
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<6>
  • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
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    • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Cahawba
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,468 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Orrville [Dallas County]
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    • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Cahawba
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<6>
  • Benton [Lowndes County]
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    • Benton [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Cahawba
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Cahawba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Belknap [Dallas County]
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      • Belknap [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Cahawba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belknap have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belknap
    • Kings [Dallas County]
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      • Kings [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Cahawba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings
    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Cahawba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Cahawba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cahawba. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cahawba.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cahawba. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cahawba.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cahawba. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cahawba.

Adding Cahawba to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cahawba in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cahawba was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cahawba on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Cahawba

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The official website for State of Alabama: https://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 Cahawba, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cahawba - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cahawba) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cahawba. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CahawbaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cahawba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3185, Longitude: -87.1002    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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