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Fort Deposit, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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The location of Fort Deposit

Welcome to Fort Deposit ...

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

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

Fort Deposit would have been located within present day Marshall County.

The location of Fort Deposit has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Deposit: Ft. Deposit

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Deposit is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Fort Deposit (for example, toward Menlo (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Fort Deposit still existed, it would have been in the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities near Fort Deposit ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,284   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Douglas   [Map]   768   S   18 miles [29 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   900   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grant   [Map]   908   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Deposit.

Communities Also Named Fort Deposit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Fort Deposit: This one is located in Marshall County and the other is located in Lowndes County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Deposit.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Deposit. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Deposit. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Deposit.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Deposit:

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 Fort Deposit, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Deposit - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Deposit) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Deposit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Deposit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Deposit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4340, Longitude: -86.3333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Deposit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Deposit.

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